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An aspiring singer-songwriter (Jordin Sparks) defies her over-protective mother (Whitney Houston) to form a musical trio with her sisters, only to encounter the temptations of success. 2012 Stage 6 Films, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Sparkle shamelessly piles on the clichés, but it's an entertaining ride throughout.
Noteworthy only for featuring Whitney Houston's last screen appearance.
Sparkle is an assembly of parts and pieces from other, better movies - an overly familiar jumble of clichés mashed together.
"Sparkle" isn't blindingly original but it delivers solid entertainment, and despite the clichés I was never for a moment bored.
Anyone who has seen Dream Girls, What's Love Got To Do With It? or even The Doors will find themselves in familiar (if inferior) territory here ...
It's nice that "Sparkle" honors the memory of Motown's heyday; if only it could have lived up to those standards.
Sparkle shamelessly piles on the clichés, but it's an entertaining ride throughout.
SPARKLE THIS MOVIE IS PHENOMINAL! MUCH, MUCH BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL! I REALLY LOVE CARMEN AND JORDAN ANDTIMIKA! OF COURSE MY GIRL WHITNEY AT THE TOP! MIKE IS A VERY GOOD ACTOR! AT THE SCENE IN JAIL, THIS WAS A PREMONITION FOR WHITNEY! SHE REALLY WAS TIRED, I COULD ACTUALLY SEE THAT! SHE COULD NO LONGER FLY WITH ONE WING! IF ANYONE THAT IS SPIRITUAL, I DECERNED THAT SHE WAS INDEED PREDICTING HER FINAL MOVIE! THIS WAS ACTUALLY HER GOOD BY! I DECERNED THAT! BUT, WHAT A GREAT GOODBYE FOR A GREAT VOICE AND A GREAT ACT
Uh The acting in this movie is horrible. I was laughing at the parts that were supposed to be taken seriously. The only reason why I watched this was of because Whitney. May she RIP. I loved her though. Other than that I couldn't stand the acting even if some of the songs were good.
Amazing! Amazing cast of talented actresses,actors,singers and performers. This is a good movie. It will have you shedding a few tears. RIP Ms. Whitney Houston. You sure are missed. Do not sleep on Tika Sumpter, ppl. She is gorgeous and fierce. Jordin you SANG! Carmen and Mike Epps, you both killed those roles!
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Best movie ever Love when Whitney Houston sings eye on the sparrow. They really make u feel a connection for what is going on in your real life. We all have problems and this movie is a insight on what our problems are
It was Whitney Houston I ONLY gave this movie a chance is because of Whitney Houston, thats it, thats all. I heard that the hype was just hype. So I waited for it to come on STARZ and Im glad I did because it wasnt all that which means I didnt spend my money and wasted my gas to go see it.
The Movie: Sparkle Absolutely phenomenal! A Must See & definitely must buy, download and rent this movie!!! Performances were breathtaking & Whitney words cannot express your performance in your final role! The world miss you dearly but we know it was time for you to rest & go home! Standing Ovation!!!!!
Didnt care for it I feel if your going to remake a movie it should be the same as the original atleast the most important parts you cant remake a movie like sparkle and change it completely the only similarity was the abuse sister was enduring it just didnt make sense but overall it was ok i guess
It was a very compassionate movie...I loved the old school flare and Mrs. Houston was great.....I really will miss my girl.....Our girl Whitley. I hope to see her in the resurrection singing "I'm going up to yonder".
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