Sparkle
  • Director(s)

    Salim Akil

  • Production Year

    2012

  • Release date

    05/10/2012

  • Genre(s)

    Music, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    116m

  • Cast

    Whitney Houston, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Mike Epps, Jordin Sparks

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Film

Sparkle

Contains implied hard drug use, moderate violence and language
  • Director(s)

    Salim Akil

  • Production Year

    2012

  • Release date

    05/10/2012

  • Genre(s)

    Music, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    116m

  • Cast

    Whitney Houston, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Mike Epps, Jordin Sparks

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SPARKLE is a drama set in 1968 Detroit about a talented young singer and songwriter who forms a group with her sisters.

Drugs

One of the main characters starts to take cocaine with her husband and soon becomes addicted to it. In one scene, the husband tips some white powder onto a cigarette case and tells his wife that it will improve their lovemaking.

Violence

There is a scene in which a man punches a woman and she falls to the ground, after which her sisters defend her by attacking the man. During the struggle one of the women hits the man on the back of the head with a poker, knocking him to the ground. In another scene, seen from outside a house, a man chases a woman and hits her with a belt as she cowers.

Language

Bad language includes 'whore', 'shit', 'ass', 'damn' and 'butt'. There is also use of disriminatory terms such as 'coon', but such language is not endorsed by the film as a whole.

The film also contains various scenes of smoking, by two glamorous main characters, as well as by people in clubs and bars. These reflect the period in which the film is set.

  • Classified date

    09/08/2012

  • BBFC reference

    AFF290324

  • Language

    English