2012 Certificate: 12


In 1960s Detroit three sisters - Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks - are ruled over with a rod of iron by their strict church-going mother Emma (Whitney Houston in her last feature role). Hearing Sparkle (Sparks) sing in chapel, they're encouraged to form a singing group by nice Derek Luke before plunging headlong into the duplicitous world of showbiz as an all-girl group sensation. Rousing musical drama with pitch perfect singing.


  • Salim Akil


  • Jordin Sparks

  • Carmen Ejogo

  • Tika Sumpter

  • Whitney Houston

  • Derek Luke

  • Mike Epps