Went to see this new Australian film last night. If you loved Priscilla Queen of the Desert or Strictly Ballroom you will probably love this.
Based on a true story of some young women from an Aboriginal Australian background (I am never quite sure what the right terminology is...) The thorny undercurrent is racial discrimination. It is set in that pivotal year - 1968 when King got shot and there was rioting in the US an Paris. (Their people only got the vote in 1962 - and that was imposed by the Commonwealth)
They form a Supremes-style girl band and go off to Vietnam to sing to the troops.
Girls aged 8 up and anyone who remembers that "Tamla Motown" music will love it. (They call it "soul" but my memory is that we used to call it Motown. Upsetting moments don't last long, and then there is a song.
Chris O'Dowd (most unlikely heart-throb of our age) plays the manager.
Good acting all round. And I laughed. (As usual more often, and louder than most other people there. They just don't get the jokes round here...)
Nice date movie. Or take your mum, your daughter or your granddaughter if you can.
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