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USA: TriStar Pictures
UK: Sony Pictures Releasing
Cast: Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Ceelo Green
Director: Salim Akil
USA & UK: 116 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for mature thematic content involving domestic abuse and drug material, and for some violence, language and smoking
UK Certificate: 12A contains implied hard drug use, moderate violence and language
USA Release Date: 17 August 2012
UK Release Date: 5 October 2012
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In SPARKLE, musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart.
From an affluent Detroit area and daughter of a single mother (Whitney Houston), Sparkle tries to balance her new romance with music manager, Stix (Derek Luke), while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life is bringing, as she and her two sisters (Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter) strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.