Sparkle (2010)



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From the directors of Lawless Heart comes SPARKLE, a hilarious and heart-warming comedy about life, love, and getting ahead in the twenty-first century. Sam Sparkes (Shaun Evans) is a 22 year old with ambitions: move to London and join the glamorous PR world. When Vince (Bob Hoskins) finds Sam a job as a waiter, he meets his soon-to-be PR boss, Sheila (Stockard Channing). Sensing opportunity, Sam charms himself a job as Sheila's PA... and her lover. But when Sam falls for Kate (Amanda Ryan), he instigates a series of family betrayals and romantic mishaps. As balancing his job and love life becomes overwhelming, unexpected twists and uncovered secrets force Sam to choose between his career and the woman of his dreams. -- (C) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Sparkle

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (2)

Though on paper the movie sounds like a slick relationship comedy, it plays much more realistically.

Aug 18, 2007 | Full Review…
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Most effective when the deceits perpetrated not just by Sam but by several others begin to take their wretched toll, and a real sense of pain intrudes.

Aug 17, 2007 | Rating: 3/6 | Full Review…
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Sparkle it doesn't, but it's well performed.

Aug 25, 2007 | Full Review…

Strongly natural performances and a likeable cast, plus a subtle examination of more serious themes, make it well worth seeing.

Aug 17, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

A little more cinematic flair might have made Sparkle live up to its title better.

Aug 17, 2007 | Rating: 2/5

The Graduate comes to London in this thoughtful Britcom.

Aug 17, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sparkle


A stellar supporting cast try to lift this above the mundane but the hackneyed script shackles it to dullsville.

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