‘The Sapphires’ Trailer Will Teach You How to Shake Your Moneymaker For the Brothers

The Sapphires

Everyone likes music, and everyone in their right mind thinks that Chris O’Dowd is hilarious, so the new film from Australian director Wayne Blair, The Sapphires, should be a real crowd pleaser. Heck, it’s fun enough that our own Simon Gallagher gave it a kind review after seeing it at Cannes last year, a review in which he called it “the point where Dreamgirls and Cool Runnings meet.” I don’t know about you, but where I come from, to invoke Cool Runnings is high praise indeed.

Now that The Weinstein Company has picked up the film and set it for a North American release on March 22, they’ve put out a new trailer to sell it to American audiences, and as you can see, it does indeed seem like a really good time. It’s got humor, a charming period setting, tons of soul music, and even a little action and drama once it goes to the Vietnam freaking War. What more could a movie offer up in an attempt to warm the cockles of your icy heart and make you decide to give it a chance?

Come on, just try to watch this trailer and not beam at O’Dowd’s cuteness with the twinkle of a crush gleaming in your eye. Try not to get sucked in by these vivacious young ladies‘ enthusiasm to chew up the world and spit it out. Dare you.

Source: Yahoo!

Weaned on the genre films of the 80s. Reared by the independent movement of the 90s. Earned a BA for writing stuff in the 00s. Reviews current releases at

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