Whitney Houston stars in her first film since 1996 and her last one before she passed away in the remake of the 1976 Musical Sparkle. Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo and Tija Sumpter are 3 sisters who form a singing group in 1968 and soon they are a Motown sensation. Whitney Houston plays their mother who was a singer in her younger days and warns them about the evils of fame and stardom. Here you can find Family problems, drug abuse and domestic violence and as everybody knows that is before you leave Whitney Houston’s dressing room. I was not looking forward to this film but the music was good and the acting wasn’t bad either. Jordin Sparks did an adequate job as the gifted singing daughter and Whitney Houston’s performance was good as a weary single mother. (Of course she may just have been exhausted and was not acting) The entire supporting cast actually surprised me with solid acting an they kept the story flowing. The problem was the script. It had so many corny cliches lines and actually it had whole cliché scenes. The target audience will probably love this movie but it definitely doesn’t sparkle and I’m giving it a C+ rating.
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.