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Sparkle (2007)

 -  Comedy  -  7 September 2010 (USA)
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Sam is a charming, young chancer who moves to London. His best laid plans for success suffer a real setback when true love turns his world upside down in the most unexpected of circumstances.

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Sam Sparks is a 22-year-old ready to strike out on is own in moving to London. When landlord Vince gets his brother Bernie to have friend Frank hire Sam as a waiter, Sam meets his soon-to-be PR boss, Sheila. Sensing opportunity, Sam charms himself a job as Sheila's PA... and her lover, but when Sam falls for Kate, he instigates a series of family revelations. As balancing his job and love life becomes overwhelming, unexpected twists and uncovered secrets force Sam to choose between his career and the love of his life. Written by Revolver

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Also Known As:

Dugámba dőltem  »

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Originally the main character, Sam, was going to be an electrician. That is why the title was Sparkle. (In the UK, a sparky is a nickname for someone in that profession.) Over time, the plot developed and Sam's character was just looking for any kind work when he went to London. The producers, however, still wanted to call the film Sparkle so had to come up with another reason for that. They therefore gave Sam the surname Sparks, and developed his mum's character as a singer. See more »

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Tony: Are you waiting for breakfast?
Sam: No.
Tony: Do you want some?
Sam: Okay. Thanks. I'm a friend of... your daughter's.
Tony: Either that or you're after the furniture.
Sam: Oh, no, I'm not so keen on furniture, to be honest.
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Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
Performed by Lesley Manville
Produced by Lol Hammond and Murray Clark
Composed by Boy George (as George O'Dowd), Jon Moss, Roy Hay and Mikey Craig (as Michael Craig)
© EMI Music Publishing Limited
By kind permission of EMI Music Publishing Limited
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Weak and quite bland
20 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought the plot was somewhat weak and the male character very unlikable. He seemed to be selfish throughout the film and remained so even in the end. I did not find myself cheering for a happy ending. The only character I did like was the struggling mother trying to make it as a singer, but that side story really had no parallels with the main plot. The rest of the story flowed in a very predictable manner and was quite unoriginal. After watching the movie, I felt like I had just wasted my time. I don't recommend watching it unless you have a profound love for British accents and that, that alone would satisfy your time in watching the movie.


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