Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Sapphires

SF: I was a little resistant to seeing this film, the trailer made me think it was Glee meets Dream Girls with a bit of extra adversity. About ten minuets in I found I didn't need to worry at all. This was like a cup of tea after a long hard day; sweet, welcoming, never preaching or over staying its welcome and leaves you happier than you were before. The song choices are superb and delivered by very impressive singers. Yes there are a few predictable moments but by the time they come along you don't really care. The more serious elements are never overplayed. I think I might get the sound track 7.5/10

50 Eggs: n/a

DonkeyB: Great, great songs. There is slightly more to the film than ["The Commitments in Australia"] the trailers (which have been running for months) implied. There are several parts of the film which will bring to mind some of the reduxy parts of Apocolypse Now. Any film which gets video of Bobby Kennedy announcing the death of Martin Luther King in Indianapolis deserves extra credit, even if they didn't play the part where he (mis)-quotes Aescylus. The film also gets a bit of MLK having a dream in too, and it earns the right to without being manipulative. 7.5/10

Overall: 7.5/10

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