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The Sapphires


Apr 05, 2013

Latest Home Video

Aug 06, 2013

MPAA Rating



Wayne Blair


Chris O'Dowd
Deborah Mailman
Jessica Mauboy
Shari Sebbens
Miranda Tapsell


2012 Hopscotch Films

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Still shot from the movie: The Sapphires.

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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.

Content Details

Why Is The Sapphires Rated PG-13?

The Sapphires is rated PG-13 for sexuality, a scene of war violence, some language, thematic elements and smoking.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Sapphires...

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.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to The Sapphires.

Other talented youth trying to break into the music business are portrayed in Dreamgirls and That Thing You Do. Some of the challenges facing Australian Aboriginals are depicted in Rabbit-Proof Fence.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Violence, Coarse Language
AB PG Coarse Language.
MB PG Language May Offend, Mature Theme.
ON PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend, Tobacco Use.
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of The Sapphires...

The Sapphires releases to home video on August 6, 2013. Bonus extras include:

- The Making of The Sapphires

- Interview With The Original Sapphires

- The Music of The Sapphires with Jessica Mauboy

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