• Sparkle (2012)


Release Date: August 17th, 2012

DVD Release Date: November 30th, 2012

PG-13 |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

In 1968, girl groups and the Motown sound are sweeping the nation. Despite their mother's (Whitney Houston) misgivings, talented sisters Delores (Tika Sumpter), Sister (Carmen Ejogo) and Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) are taking Detroit by storm, and their dreams are even bigger. Their ambitious manager (Derek Luke) will do whatever it takes to make the big time, even if it means exploiting the sisters -- and his love for Sparkle -- for the foundation of a new musical empire.

Cast: Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, CeeLo Green

Director: Salim Akil

Genres: Musical , Drama

Production Co: T.D. Jakes Ministries, Akil Productions, Debra Martin Chase

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Mother, Melodramatic, Daughter, Sister, Sacrifice, Rise, Spirited, 1960s

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The look, styles, dialogue and attitudes all feel more 21st century than 1968, but this new Sparkle still sparkles more brightly than its 1976 namesake, which was a sort of rough draft for Dreamgirls. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Sparkle isn't blindingly original but it delivers solid entertainment, and despite the clich├ęs I was never for a moment bored. show more

  • 88
    Kevin C. JohnsonSt. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Energetic, colorful and packed with strong performances and musical numbers good enough to get by, Sparkle beams brightly. show more

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