Sparkle 2012

Sparkle

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While undeniably melodramatic and old-fashioned, Sparkle transcends its formulaic trappings thanks to Salim Akil's empathetic direction and strong performances from a committed cast.

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In 1968, girl groups and the Motown sound are sweeping the nation. Despite their mother's (Whitney Houston) misgivings, talented sisters Delores (Tika Sumpter), Sister (Carmen Ejogo) and Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) are taking Detroit by storm, and their dreams are even bigger. Their ambitious manager (Derek Luke) will do whatever it takes to make the big time, even if it means exploiting the sisters -- and his love for Sparkle -- for the foundation of a new musical empire.

Cast

Mike Epps
as Satin
Tika Sumpter
as Dolores
Tamela J. Mann
as Ms. Sara Waters
Michael Beach
as Rev. Bryce
Brély Evans
as Tune Ann
Linda Boston
as Sister Clora
Erika Hoveland
as Larry's Secretary
Debra Port
as Receptionist
Kem Owens
as Buddy
Sarah Hensen
as Heckler
Doug Mingo
as Goofy Guy
Mark Rademacher
as Filmore Manager
David Regal
as Stage Manager
Robert Forte Shannon
as Stix's Opponent
Margaret Scott
as Church Saint
Goapele Mohlabane
as Girl Group - Lead Singer
Fatima
as Girl Group - Back Up Singer #1
Keely Morris
as Girl Group - Back Up Singer #2
Brittany Perry Russell
as Sparkle's Back Up Singer #1
Charmaine Jordan
as Sparkle's Back Up Singer #2
Tiffany Alexander
as Prison Guard
Stephanie Moseley
as Rehearsal Dancer
Temecha Myers
as Rehearsal Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Sparkle

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  • Aug 28, 2010
    A stellar supporting cast try to lift this above the mundane but the hackneyed script shackles it to dullsville.
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