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Sparkle (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music | 17 August 2012 (USA)
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In the 1960s, three sisters form a 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.

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In the 1960s, three sisters form a 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.

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving domestic abuse and drug material, and for some violence, language and smoking | See all certifications »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,643,342 (USA) (19 August 2012)

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$24,397,469 (USA) (30 September 2012)
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Whitney Houston's last film - she died during post production. The picture was to be an acting comeback for the singer, who had not appeared in a theatrical release since The Preacher's Wife (1996) in 1996. The film is dedicated to her memory. See more »

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The venue mentioned as The Fillmore was actually named the State Theater at the time the film takes place. It didn't change to it's current name The Fillmore until 2007. See more »

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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Please Accept My Prayer
Written by Shirley Ann Lee and James E. Lee
Performed by Shirley Ann Lee
Courtesy of The Numero Group
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Excellent the whole cast was great!!!!
18 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

What can I say about this movie besides the fact that it was the best that I have seen in a long time. Along with everyone else in my theater we all enjoyed the movie!Everyone did a fantastic job but the real screen stealers are Jordan,Tika, Mike, and of course Whitney! The only reason I seen this movie at first was for Whitney but after watching it I fell in love with it.You will be surprised in some scenes, some might make you want to cry, cheer the characters on , and the singing OMG is awesome. The movie might feel like it is starting off slow for some but after a few minutes the atmosphere changes and it's really enjoyable. It's just a great movie and Whitney definitely Sparkles in her last film.


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