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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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: D
Run Time: 116
Theater Release: 17 Aug 2012
Video Release: 29 Nov 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Sparkle is rated PG-13: for mature thematic content involving domestic abuse and drug material, and for some violence, language and smoking.

Director: Salim Akil
Cast: Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Whitney Houston
Studio: 2012 TriStar / Sony Pictures
Website: Official site for Sparkle.

Detailed Review

Sparkle is the kind of story we want to believe can happen—a young girl with talent and tenacity overcomes obstacles to achieve her dream. Unfortunately a good voice isn’t… 
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Why Is Sparkle Rated PG-13?

Violence: Girls disobey their house rules and sneak out on multiple occasions. A… 
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Emma wants her daughters to see her singing aspirations as a cautionary tale for… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

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