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Musical prodigy, Sparkle struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother, she tries to balance a new romance with music manager, Stix while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.
Drama Musical - This is an update of the period music-themed drama from 1976. While
the character types and certain story points and arcs remain, this
isn't a straight-ahead remake as it fleshes out and alters certain
elements and shifts the time period from the '50s to the '60s. Urban
audiences, particularly women, remain the target. While the late
Whitney Houston has a supporting role, fans should be pleased
with her screen time and performance. Fans of singer Jordin Sparks
should be pleased with her debut acting showcase though the subject
matter of the film skews a bit older. Despite his prominent
billing, Cee-Lo Green only has a very brief cameo. Adult subject
violence, and language make the film inappropriate for kids.
PROFANITY: 3 S-words; 1 GD; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Sexy clothed dancing. VIOLENCE: Hits and beatings with some blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, cocaine. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Some comic lines.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 58 moviegoers:
WOW! Fantastic Reviews from virtually everyone. As with most movies, there always seems to be a few who have an opinion WAY different the the majority and "Sparkle" is no different. The main group to look at is the adult females, since there are quite a few reviews, It's clear that nearly everyone LOVED "SPARKLE." And the ladies can "safely" bring their significant other since the guys also rated it very high.