The Sapphires (2012)
Another film that dances around the confines of the label of romance but it fits into the genre all the same. The primary focus begins as a group of Australian sisters who wish to share their music all over the world and while it keeps that thread of race relations and music it also deviates into a quietly moving romance between Gail (Deborah Mailman) and Dave (Chris O’Dowd). This romance is all the more significant since it helps tie down the fast paced movie that has a tendency to jump sporadically from one storyline to the next. O’Dowd and Mailman’s rapport and love story isn’t just one of the more rewarding in the film but also one of the more graciously consistent.