Sparkle (2012) – Movie Review

Anyone that knows me knows I love a good musical movie. So I jumped at the chance to check out Sparkle.

The story is about three sisters who form a group in hopes of making it big and gaining a record deal. The film, a remake, takes place during the 1960’s in Detroit. Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke and Mike Epps are just a few of the great actors featured in Sparkle. This was Jordin Sparks’ debut and Whitney Houston’s final film appearance.

There are some similarities to the original Sparkle, which was made in 1976, however, there were some differences such as the location and the musical features throughout the film.

Overall, I really enjoyed the music and the fact that the headliner of the film, Jordin Sparks, wasn’t the lead singer of the group, which is often the case in many storylines. The soundtrack features music from R&B hit maker R. Kelly and music from the original film from Curtis Mayfield.

The message I took away from this film is to never give up on your dreams, believe and yourself and never stop trying.

RIP Whitney Houston.

Sparkle – 2012 hits theaters August 17, 2012

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