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Sparkle

Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) performing in TriStar Pictures' SPARKLE.

Technically a remake of a 1976 movie starring Philip Michael Thomas (Miami Vice) and Irene Cara (Fame), Sparkle is a rehash of tropes we’ve seen before. Unlike the original version and other films that have told the same story (think Dreamgirls as an example), this one manages a few new wrinkles and is lifted by some (forgive me) sparkling performances.

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Grade: B-

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