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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. »


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

Director: Wayne Blair
Cast: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell
Studio: 2012 Hopscotch Films
Website: Official site for The Sapphires.

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Occasionally we see a film where the positive messages offset the content concerns. While it doesn’t mean the movie is suitable for all family members, the production still merits… 
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Why Is The Sapphires Rated PG-13?

Violence: Footage of war protests, riots and war are shown. A character says… 
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