Just to be clear, Sparkle isn’t a ripoff of Dream Girls. It’s a remake of the 1976 movie that Dream Girls ripped off, and there’s a different. Sort of.
Featuring Jordin Sparks, Cee-Lo green and, of course, Whitney Houston’s last film performance, the movie tells the story of three sisters who have the gift of song and decide to share it with the world even if their mother isn’t too keen on it. As expected, the big bad world is a bit more complex and dangerous than sitting at home.
If you avoid laughing too loudly when Sparks introduces herself as Sparkle, you’ll be able to hear some stirring music and enjoy a production design/shot style that does, in fact, look like a ripoff of Dream Girls.
Stix? Sparkle? Sister? Satin? Best s-based character names ever.
Sparkle hits theaters August 17th.