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Dreamgirls-Esque Indie Comedy The Sapphires Gets Standing Ovation At Cannes! The Next Big Hit?

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This is the last type of film we'd expect to receive a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, but now that it has, it sounds like we may have our first huge break-out hit of the season!

The Sapphires tells the story of four Aboriginal sisters and cousins who form an all-girl singing group and wind up leaving the Australian outback to entertain the troops in Vietnam in 1968, and apparently, when it was screened out of competition over the weekend, the comedy received such a warm reception that even producer Harvey Weinstein is predicting that it's going to be a full-on smash!

He reveals:

"I'm having such fun with this movie. It's fun! It got a reception the size of … It was a big reception for a long time. It was amazing…It's its own thing. I really like these people, and it's a good story to tell."

It sounds like Aussie-Dreamgirls, except a comedy featuring the ADORABLE Chris O'Dowd from Bridesmaids!

What ISN'T there to love?!

Hey! Tree of Life had its serious, provacative accolades last year, we think Cannes deserves to put the spotlight on something like THIS this time around!

Especially if it's as good as we're hearing!

What do U think?? Do U want to see The Sapphires?!

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5 comments to “Dreamgirls-Esque Indie Comedy The Sapphires Gets Standing Ovation At Cannes! The Next Big Hit?”

  1. Faith says – reply to this


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  2. Mia says – reply to this


    I can't wait to see this film! Jessica Mauboy is an AWESOME talent! I hope she will be able to launch her interenational music career off the back of it.

  3. karen brown says – reply to this


    cant wait to see it

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    Re: Mia – Totally agree! America doesn't know whats its missing out on with Jessica, shes so gorgeous and amazingly talented!

  5. Murray says – reply to this


    FINALLY!! Now the world gets to see how amazing our Miss.Mauboy is!!! Cant wait to see how many people stand up and take notice of that insane voice of hers!!!