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You Review: 'Sparkle'

After you see the movie "Sparkle" go to the comments section at the bottom of this article and tell us what you thought.

Are you planning to see the movie "Sparkle" this weekend? Tell us your impressions of the movie just by writing a comment at the end of this article. Patch wants you to review!

So far, some of the reviews of the remake of "Sparkle," whose cast includes Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks, haven't been especially glowing:

In the title role, "American Idol" winner Sparks has an innocence and earnestness, wide eyes filled with hope and decency, a blazing smile, that beautiful singing voice. And then she has to go and talk, in flat, breathless tones, infusing Sparkle with all the conviction of a drama club diva with her first lead in a school play.

- David Germain, The Huffington Post

The material here is not much to work with, and there shouldn't be any posthumous awards given out this Fall. But if the screenplay is a below-average, cluttered mess, the performances of Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, Mike Epps and Whitney Houston elevate it to at least a passable, cluttered mess.

-Tom Santilli, Examiner

Check out showtimes for "Sparkle" at AMC Stonecrest 16.


Pat Deas August 24, 2012 at 02:39 AM
Movie was fairly typical except for the great bond between the sisters and minimal sexual references. I don't know what Tom S. meant by 'a cluttered mess',but I thought the story line was easy to follow. If you want to hear music from the 60's, here's your chance.
Leslie Johnson August 24, 2012 at 03:59 AM
Thank you, Pat! I can't wait to see it.

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