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Sparkle (2010)



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From the directors of Lawless Heart comes SPARKLE, a hilarious and heart-warming comedy about life, love, and getting ahead in the twenty-first century. Sam Sparkes (Shaun Evans) is a 22 year old with ambitions: move to London and join the glamorous PR world. When Vince (Bob Hoskins) finds Sam a job as a waiter, he meets his soon-to-be PR boss, Sheila (Stockard Channing). Sensing opportunity, Sam charms himself a job as Sheila's PA... and her lover. But when Sam falls for Kate (Amanda Ryan), he instigates a series of family betrayals and romantic mishaps. As balancing his job and love life becomes overwhelming, unexpected twists and uncovered secrets force Sam to choose between his career and the woman of his dreams. -- (C) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Sparkle

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (12)

Though on paper the movie sounds like a slick relationship comedy, it plays much more realistically.

August 18, 2007 | Full Review…
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A little more cinematic flair might have made Sparkle live up to its title better.

August 17, 2007 | Rating: 2/5

The Graduate comes to London in this thoughtful Britcom.

August 17, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Low-budget with a subtle script and real, rounded characters.

August 17, 2007 | Full Review…

Inertly plotted, haltingly paced, further embarrassed by Bob Hoskins in shyly lovesick mode, this broken-backed mess is fitfully illuminated by Anthony Head in a camp turn and the American Stockard Channing, her style as immaculate as her English accent.

August 17, 2007 | Full Review…

Funny, likable and watchable, with some nice performances, particularly from Bob Hoskins as a lovelorn older man.

August 17, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sparkle


A stellar supporting cast try to lift this above the mundane but the hackneyed script shackles it to dullsville.

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