“Sparkle” can be thought of as the ending of a brillant career for actress/singer (Whitney Houston) and the beautiful beginning for another (Jordin Sparks).
American Idol winner, Jordin Sparks makes her acting debut in this adaptation of “Sparkle”. “Sparkle” is a singing prodigy who writes music constantly, but is afraid to sing solo in public. She resides in an affluent neighborhood in Detroit, raised by a single mother (Whitney Houston) along with her two sisters.
Sparkle tries to balance a budding romance with her music manager Stix (Derek Luke) while trying to adjust to the changes that come with her and her sisters (Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter) as they embark on what could be a potential singing career and also trying to keep her mother happy. The story unfolds from there…
The camera loves Jordin Sparks. She looked great throughout the movie. Her acting is pretty good. It doesn’t hurt that she can sing. Whitney Houston has a very nice Gospel solo that will bring you to tears.
The paid critics were a bit luke-warm about “Sparkle”, but over all I thought the movie was pretty good, though there are a few holes and several loose ends were not tied up at the end.
If you are a Whitney Houston or Jordin Sparks fan then you should see “Sparkle”.
The Paid Critics gave this movie 2 1/2 stars. I Think it’s worth 3 stars.