American Idol winner Jordin Sparks toplines this remake about three sisters who form a girl group back in the 1960s that sets them on the road to fame and fortune, but threatens to tear them apart.
Think Dreamgirls without the specificity of real life inspiration. Unfortunately, the film has the pall of the tragic death of co-star and producer Whitney Houston hanging over it, but likely many fans will rush to see and hear her last performances captured onscreen. Sparkle is the follow-up to director Salim Akil’s Jumping the Broom. Now in theaters. (PG-13) Not screened for review