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Salim Akil


Jordin Sparks
Carmen Ejogo
Whitney Houston
Derek Luke
Whitney Houston


2012 TriStar / Sony Pictures

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Still shot from the movie: Sparkle.

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Fame sparkles for three sisters (Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, and Tika Sumpter) as they climb the music charts during the 1960s. But their good fortune exacts a toll on their family relationships.

Content Details

Why Is Sparkle Rated PG-13?

Sparkle is rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving domestic abuse and drug material, and for some violence, language and smoking.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Sparkle...

Violence: Girls disobey their house rules and sneak out on multiple occasions. A woman swats a man who is talking in church. Men have a fistfight and must be pulled apart. A woman is repeatedly subjected to spousal abuse resulting in black eyes, cuts, bruises and lacerations. A man hits women and knocks them to the ground. A character is hit in the back of the head and killed with a fireplace poker.  

Sexual Content: A character comments on rumors about a woman’s bad reputation. A mother uses sexually derogatory terms to describe her daughter and a man.  A naked mannequin is briefly shown. Several characters verbally argue. Couples kiss. One is shown in a passionate embrace. Brief sexual innuendo is included in the script. Characters frequently wear suggestive or revealing clothing.

Language: The script contains terms of Deity, scatological slang, infrequent cursing, some ethnic slurs and brief sexual references.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters use illegal drugs on several occasions. Smoking and alcohol use are frequently depicted in this period piece.

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Motown makes superstars of another trio in the movie Dreamgirls. The fickle nature of stardom is also explored in the films Fame and Glitter. To learn more about the Detroit music scene, see the documentary Standing in the Shadows of Motown.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Violence. Coarse Language, Drug Use.
AB 14A Mature Subject Matter, Substance Abuse.
MB PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Mature Theme.
ON PG Mature Theme, Violence.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Sparkle...

Home Video Notes: Sparkle

Release Date: 30 November 2012

Sparkle releases to Home Video ion DVD or Blu-ray. Bonus extras include:

Sparkle on DVD:

- Director’s Commentary

- Two Featurettes: A Tribute to Whitney Houston and A Dream Come True

Sparkle on Blu-ray:

- Director’s Commentary

- Four Featurettes: A Tribute to Whitney Houston, A Dream Come True, A Sparkling Performance and Sparkle and Shine.

- “Hooked On Your Love” – Extended Performance

- Music Video for “Celebrate” by Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks

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