DVD & Blu-ray review: The Sapphires (PG)

Wayne Blair DVD/Blu-ray (99mins)

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Wayne Blair's needy musical comedy is desperate to be liked and it should, on paper, work as this true story's an interesting one: four young Aborigine women in 1960s Australia form an all-girl soul group, managed by their muddled Irish manager (Chris O'Dowd), and are asked to entertain American troops fighting in the Vietnam war.

It's aiming for the feelgood nature of The Commitments, but it lacks Alan Parker's tangy script and its characters– apart from Deborah Mailman's Gail – are flimsy.