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Still shot from the movie: The Sapphires.

The Sapphires

Breaking into the music business is tough enough even if you are not from a discriminated against group. But with the war raging in Vietnam, four young Aboriginal sisters from Australia (played by Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens and Miranda Tapsell) try to talk a talent scout (Chris O'Dowd) into getting them a gig performing for the troops. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 103
Theater Release: 05 Apr 2013
Video Release: 06 Aug 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Sapphires Rated PG-13?


Violence: Footage of war protests, riots and war are shown. A character says he is going to steal some gas. A man guts a fish with a knife while making mildly threatening remarks to another character. An explosion goes off in a military camp followed by an air and gun attack from the enemy. A man is shot in the stomach. Injured soldiers are seen in a military hospital. A man dies after being shot. Body bags with corpses are seen on a plane. Girls punch and slap one another causing one of the girl’s lips to bleed. Government officials forcibly remove children from their homes.

Sexual Content: A young, unmarried girl has a child from a previous sexual encounter. Clothed and partially clothed couples are seen passionately kissing. Characters wear some provocative clothing or swimwear on brief occasions. A well-built soldier is seen without his shirt. Some sexual references and innuendo are also included. A man is seen in only his underwear and a shirt on a public street. Comments are made about married men who are involved in adulterous relationships.

Language: The script contains profanities, frequent uses of scatological slang, ethnic and cultural slurs along with name-calling and infrequent terms of deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: The movie includes frequent portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use. A character drinks to deal with stress and other hardships in life. A man offers alcohol to a girl who is nervous. Some characters become drunk.

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