(Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, et al / PG-13 / 116 mins)
Overview: A gifted Motown vocalist finds her dreams of stardom beginning to unravel due to family turmoil in this remake of the 1976 musical drama starring Irene Cara. Ambitious young vocalist Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) possesses a voice with the power to move. Together with her two sisters, (Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter), Sparkle becomes a Motown sensation.
Verdict: There are definitely more pros than cons for seeing this movie. The obvious is, no matter what you thought of how Whitney Houston lived her life, there is no doubt about her talent. When she sang His Eye Is On the Sparrow, it brought tears to my eyes.
There will never be another voice. Family conflicts, domestic violence, drug addiction, greed, but most of all love. The love a sister will embody to protect her sisters. Jordan Sparks voice alone was strong and amazing. The only thing I did not like was the obvious lip-syncing by the girls as a group. Also, sadly, I have never been a Cee Lo Green fan.
Anyway, all that said, 'Sparkle' is still a very entertaining movie. I grew up during the time period that the movie portrays so I loved the music. Whitney Huston played her role very well. The songs were well done - save for the aforemmentioned CLG!