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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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Red (as Terrence J)
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Ms. Sara Waters (as Tamela Mann)
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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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Celebrate the legend.

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Drama | Music

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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,643,342, 19 August 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,397,469, 30 September 2012
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jordin Sparks' film debut. See more »

Goofs

In the end credits, when giving credit to the Glen Campbell variety show, Campbell's name is spelled with 2 n's. See more »

Connections

Remake of Sparkle (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Hooked On Your Love
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Produced by Pop Wansel
Performed by Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter and Jordin Sparks
Jordin Sparks appears courtesy of 19 Recordings Limited/RCA Records
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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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