The Sapphires | ★★★★★★★★

This movie about an Australian singing group of Aborigines touring 1960s Vietnam military base camps really surprised me! First off the story is based on the wonderful real life story of these young ladies and their manager. Secondly it is set against the backdrop of a most turbulent time - the struggle for civil rights of Aborigines in Australia was so informative to an American like me. Lastly, the music was absolutely divine. Motown songs sung by Australians - who could not love that!

I also liked the way that these folks seemed so real. The tensions of family and stardom seemed to be popping up all over the place! Watching them sing to soldiers in Vietnam flashed me back to a time when my naive innocence was lost. I so resonated with those young people in that time remembering how scary those days were for me. I also liked the 'normal' way the movie came to an end.

I loved this flick and, on a scale of ten, give it ★★★★★★★★.

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