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Sparkle - worth the admission price

Friday, August 17, 2012

I went to see the (remake of the) movie Sparkle today.

It is the last movie Whitney Houston performed in before her untimely and tragic death.

So many emotions ran through me watching her performance. So much pain.
I could imagine her dear mother, Cissy, watching her and serving as an inspiration for her character as mother of three talented girls.
I could imagine her daughter, Bobbie Christina, watching her and crying from missing her so very much.

I thought she was terrific in The Bodyguard, for a first effort. The role suited her.
Personally, I thought she ruined Waiting to Exhale. When her lover was making excuses over lunch for why he couldn't leave his wife, I wanted to see her character get MAD. I couldn't see that emotion on her face. Between Angela Bassett setting that car on fire and Loretta Devine walking away from Gregory Hines, I thought Whitney was thoroughly upstaged.

But this She was a presence.

So when Sparkle sings the song "Broken Wing" dedicated to her Sister, I thought of dear Whitney, an angel with a broken wing, victim of the lifestyle shown in the film.

Rest in peace Whitney. Thank you for blessing us with that marvelous voice of yours while you were here. Hope you are singing in the Heavenly Choir, soaring on both wings.

The following are publicity photos for the movie found on the Web -
I have no claim on these.

"His Eye Is On The Sparrow"


With Jordin as Sparkle

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BABY_GIRL69 8/18/2012 3:58PM

    Thank you for the review. I'm still on the fence as the first Sparkle blew my saddened me...God bless, Dee

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SETAGOAL1 8/18/2012 12:47PM

    This wonderful tribute to Whitney I agree with all you shared. I will see the movie.

Thank you


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ILOVEROSES 8/18/2012 6:12AM

    Haven't heard of this movie. Thanks for the review.

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BOGUSANNIE 8/17/2012 10:48PM

    haven't decided if I want to see this or not. Thanks for the review.

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MJ7DM33 8/17/2012 9:46PM

  Thanks for the review! I want to go see this movie also!

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HANAVAS 8/17/2012 9:00PM

    Nice review, I'm definitely planning to go see!

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