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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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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (2)

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

Full Review… | August 18, 2007
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 17, 2007
Time Out
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Sparkle it doesn't, but it's well performed.

Full Review… | August 25, 2007
Observer (UK)

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

Full Review… | August 17, 2007
Shadows on the Wall

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

August 17, 2007
London Evening Standard

The Graduate comes to London in this thoughtful Britcom.

Full Review… | August 17, 2007
Independent (UK)

Audience Reviews for Sparkle


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

Gordon Anderson
Gordon Anderson

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Get it together, Sweetie!!! Before DREAMGIRLS (2006), there was SPARKLE - My ORIGINAL Inspiration on every creative level there is!!!

Christian Irizarry
Christian Irizarry

British film IS different but that's what I like so much about it. As for this one, it's definitely enjoyable but doesn't really offer anything new.

Marilena Georgiadou
Marilena Georgiadou

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