Sparkle 2011

Set in the 1960s, three sisters form girl group and soon become local sensations with major label interest, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart.


Sparkle is a timeless story of the bonds of family, the trials of success and the power of music. In her feature film debut, American Idol sensation Jordin Sparks stars as Sparkle, a young woman whose big dreams seem almost impossible. She’s been warned against the pitfalls of the music industry by her protective mother (Whitney Houston), yet encouraged by the handsome and ambitious Stix, Sparkle forms a trio with her sisters. Together, they perform the soul-stirring songs that Sparkle pens. But as their fame grows, so does the risk of jealousy, self-doubt and insidious temptation.

Mature themes, violence and drug use


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Member Reviews

  • I enjoyed this movie but would have enjoyed it more if the DVD hadn't frozen and gone out of sync 2/3rds of the way thru. I's not the first time a quifklix dvd has played up for me. The last time it did I threatened to end my subscription. If it happens again I won't hesitate. It's just not worth the angst!

  • I enjoyed it but it wasn't the best movie I've ever seen

  • I thought this movie was great for a Sunday night curled up on the couch. Yes, the dialogue is a bit so-so at times but the songs certainly make up for it.

  • Sad but true, unfortunately drug addiction and domestic violence happens all the time. The drug addiction side of it is reminiscent of the late Whitney Houston, who ironically stars as the mother in this film trying to stop her daughters from getting into the entertainment industry.

  • Formula movie, girl from wrong side of tracks heads for the big time with a few dramas along the way. Perhaps more for the teen crowd. Did a lot of fast forwarding.

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