Sparkle Sparkles!!!

By nurseypie2005
Written August 17, 2012
OK, I'll be the first to admit that I am one of the many Loyalists to the 1976 original. I was a bit eerie about remaking such a classic favorite. But, to my surprise, I was impressed. The updated Sparkle does a great job of showing the strong bond between the sisters and showcasing the namesake's character. Also, the new version has more of a mainstream/ cross-over appeal (not that the 76 cult classic shared a desire to do so). It was a delightful movie that brought tears to my eyes. It was bittersweet to see Whitney. She looked so healthy. Overall, I feel too loyal to the original to say that Sparkle 2012 was better, but I definitely give the producers an A+ for keeping just the right balance of respecting the 76 Sparkle but telling their own story in 2012. One more thing: That Jordan can SANG!!!!! Not sing, SANG!!!
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A Must See

By Redhot4u2c
Written August 18, 2012
There are a lot of changes in this movie from the original, but the message is still the same. I myself had to seperate the old from the new, so that I could thoroughly appreciate the changes. I was so surprised at Jordin Sparks performance in the movie. She did an excellent job, and her singing was superb. It was so good to see my girl Nippy on screen for her final performance. And when she sang His Eye Is On The Sparrow, she definitely delivered as I knew she would. Whitney at her worst, was still superior to most at their best. In my eyes she could do no wrong though..And I Will Always Love You Nippy. Mike Epps, Omari Hardwick, Derek Luke, Cee-Lo, Tika Sumpter, Carmen Ejogo, and the entire cast were superb. Was good to see singer Kem also in the movie. I initially thought the casting for the men could have been changed around, but after seeing everyones role was perfect for them. I just had to stop thinking about the original....LOL...Go see for yourself that this is a winner,
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Sparkle

By silverback62
Written August 18, 2012
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!
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Passing the Torch

By WTTaylor
Written August 18, 2012
Sparkle is an excellent and exceptional movie on a lot of different levels. What has turned out to be Whitney Houston's swan song, "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" is beautiful and quintessential Whitney. It alone is worth the price of admission. It is perfect for this movie and the perfect swan song for her. Her singing in this movie reminds me of Mahalia Jackson singing "Trouble of the World" in the 1959 film Imitation of Life, which was also a movie about a young woman struggling to find her identity and to be true to herself. Sparkle has a lot of powerful messages. In the final analysis, it was like Whitney Houston passing the torch to talented Jordin Sparks, who now comes across as the girl next door like Whitney did when she first started her singing career. Lets hope that Jordin doesn't make the same mistakes that Whitney made.
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one of the greatest movies of our time

By konnichiwa48
Written August 20, 2012
Sparkle is a good movie i cryed like a baby one of the best movies i have ever seen the acting was out of this world Mike E was great i almost didnt know it was him well written,directing.cinematography,all of this movie is outstanding everyone should get a reward Jordin sparks remind me of myself when i was a young girl .It touched home loved it all im going to see it again.
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