'Sparkle,' Aug. 17

In Motown-era Detroit, a talented young singer tries to balance a new romance with her manager, her family life and her ambition to become a star. With Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke and Mike Epps. Written by Mara Brock Akil. Directed by Salim Akil. TriStar Pictures
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