Film: Oz comedy is a rough diamond

Reviewed: The Sapphires, directed by Wayne Blair. Rating: 3/5. Alps, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. Rating: 3/5.

11th November, 2012
Film: Oz comedy is a rough diamond
Chris O'Dowd and Deborah Mailman in The Sapphires.

Reviewed: The Sapphires

**Rating:** 3/5

"Ninety per cent of all recorded music is shite," sputters drunken Irish band manager Dave (Chris O'Dowd) in Australian director Wayne Blair's boisterous musical comedy **The Sapphires**. "The other 10 per cent is soul." Can't argue with the man's taste in tunes, even if it's the only impeccable thing about him.

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