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Sparkle (2012)

Sparkle

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

August 17, 2012

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

116 min.

Studio

TriStar Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Salim Akil

Producer

Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil, Debra Martin Chase, TD Jakes, Curtis Wallace

Screenwriter

Mara Brock Akil

Starring

Story


Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) 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 (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with music manager, Stix (Derek Luke) while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters (Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter) strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.

Pictures (26 photos)


Derek Luke stars as Stix and Jordin Sparks stars as Sparkle Williams in TriStar Pictures' Sparkle (2012). Photo credit by Alicia Gbur.
Tika Sumpter, Carmen Ejogo and Jordin Sparks in TriStar Pictures' Sparkle (2012). Photo credit by Alicia Gbur.

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Jordin Sparks
The New York Screening of Sparkle - Outside Arrivals
Aug 14, 2012
Sophia Adella Hernandez, Derek Luke
The New York Screening of Sparkle - Outside Arrivals
Aug 14, 2012

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..story is familiar, though the talented cast makes the most of rather tired material..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..is never more than an overheated mediocrity. The one thing it isn't, however, is dull..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..improved on the source material as much as possible while still succumbing to some of the same hoary showbiz beats..”
by William Goss [Film.com]