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Sparkle [Blu-ray] [2012] [US Import]

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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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  • Format: AC-3, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Chinese, English, Korean
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: 30 Nov 2012
  • Run Time: 116 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008Y1YKTO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127,102 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
By L. Power TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
I went to see this movie because I wanted to see Whitney Houston's last performance.

Sparkle tells the story of three sisters, raised in a nice home by a strict mother, played by Whitney Houston who used to be an alcoholic, but has found the Lord and wants to keep her daughters on the narrow path.

As you watch this movie you will begin to notice this strategy has limited success.

It's also framed as a cautionary tale about the bumpy road to fame.

One daughter is a beautiful talented singer, another Sparkle is a talented songwriter who has always been in the sister's shade but prepared to sacrifice for the good of the group. The other one is simply brainy and attractive.

The pitfalls of music and life are explored as the girls form a group and the singer gets into a relationship with a tv comedian and experiences a fall from grace. The movie explores themes of drugs and violence. Will she manage to retrieve herself or will tragedy ensue? Rifts occur which threaten the family itself.

I found the movie enjoyable. I loved Whitney Houston's singing solo. The quality of songs were pretty good with a mixture of gospel music and 60s motown type pieces.

After I saw this movie I watched the original Sparkle [DVD] with Philip Michael Thomas of Miami Vice, Irene Cara of Fame, and Lonette McKee.

I highly recommend you check out the original. If you happen to be an Amazon Prime member as I write you can watch it for free. While the production values of the current movie are better, the original movie definitely has its moments.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!!! 13 Feb 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this film and the xtra commentary. Good family entertainment which I enjoyed with my daughter.Beautifully written and performed by a superb actors and actresses. Fabulous!!!!!! will watch and re watch
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent movie 18 Mar 2013
By sandra
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I watched this dvd and enjoyed it mainly because Whitney was in it. The outfits worn were great. This movie is one that goes in my special collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sparkle 4 Mar 2013
By Suzs
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Its a lovely movie, The last movie form the diva of pop, one for the girls. Pop corn all round, just sit back and enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whitney's star sparkles forever 6 Feb 2013
By Olorin
Format:DVD
This is a good old fashioned coming of age/a star is born film. It has notably darker undertones than the recent Dreamgirls - but is still good for a feel good night in movie.

The cast is excellent. Jordin Sparks is convincing in the lead role and Whitney Houston shows that she was a credible actress, and still a very credible singer too - one whose career was unfortunately overtaken and ultimately ended along with her life troubles.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent film 2 Jun 2013
By Chrissy
Format:DVD
I'm a fan of Whitney Houston and she was amazing in the film. One that I will treasure! R.I.P Whitney X
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sparkle - Worth watching 2 Jun 2013
By VB
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Great cast, good performances, but the story was a little predictable and it felt as if the movie ended prematurely.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great film 26 April 2013
By kitty
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
great film my daughters love it we can watch it time and time again love the the actors in this film
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Picture quality brilliant and sound quality good .i have no complains with both DVD their where brilliant to watch, co pair to the other three DVD I purchase, which was a very big... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Karen thomas
2.0 out of 5 stars Sparkle
I chose this rating because I liked Whitney and the acting was incredible with a good wholesome storyline about a mum wanting the best for her girls but finding it hard to have a... Read more
Published 8 days ago by York
3.0 out of 5 stars this is not a Whitney Houston film
Not the best film but okay, the ending left me bemused and if you are expecting this film to showcase Whitney, then you will be disappointed. Read more
Published 10 days ago by precious anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming Video
I enjoyed this video and have watched it several times. It was touching watching Whitney Houston singing. What a legend. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Pamela Diete-Spiff
3.0 out of 5 stars Luke warm
this is a popular american story that has remade. it was lovely to see Whiney Houston but I could take it or leave it.
Published 2 months ago by vivette
4.0 out of 5 stars good
lovley dvd, sad story but so true in every way. a must have i thought it was lovely seeing the late whitney houston died to young.
Published 2 months ago by JJ 102
3.0 out of 5 stars Shallow storyline, not the best performances from the lead characters
Same old, same old storyline, young girl has talent mother in this case opposed. Talent wins through some fallouts on the rise up, opposing parent comes round, the end.
Published 2 months ago by Sweet Pepper
3.0 out of 5 stars Sparkle…doesn't
We're drawn to 'Sister' she burns bright, lives hard and 'dies' young. Sparkle, yes, she has happy, clappy dreams, but her character doesn't seem as fleshed out enough to care one... Read more
Published 3 months ago by J. Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
really enjoyed this film, excellent enjoyment, would recommend to my friends, and family,was worth the money for the enjoyment it gave.
Published 4 months ago by catherine cauchie
4.0 out of 5 stars Sparkle
Brought for a friend who loves anything related to Whitney, an easy buy and not too expensive I'm sure she will love it.
Published 4 months ago by maureen4200040
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