In 1968 Detroit, Motown is king, and Sparkle (American Idol winner Jordin Sparks) secretly desires to be part of it. Her mother Emma (Houston) once tried to strike out as a singer and fell quickly from grace, and Emma has since devoted herself to the local church, not wishing her three daughters to go through the same things she suffered. But Sparkle's desire and talent as a singer and songwriter break out, and soon she and her older sisters Sister (Carmen Ejogo) and Dee (Tika Sumpter) are making a name for themselves based on the songs she writes. Just as things are looking their best, fame takes hole, and Sister falls victim to drug addiction and an abusive relationship. When Emma learns of the group and expresses her disapproval, Sparkle is thrust into the impossible decision between family and seeking her shot at the spotlight.
|This is the type of movie you're expecting...|
|While THIS is the movie you get! Wowzers!|
|You'll never see Friday after Next the same way again.|
|Take them! Take ALL the awards!!|