Whitney Houston is the one of our idols who is most recently departed. Her musical stylings from the dance hit “How Will I Know?” to her epic rendition of “I Will Always Love You” for the Bodyguard soundtrack are known by almost everyone. Although departed, Houston is currently appearing her final onscreen performance “Sparkle.”

“Sparkle” is a remake of the 1976 movie of the same name. In this role, Houston plays the mother of a group of girls attempting to make it as a singing group in the Motown scene of 1960s  Detroit. Although a supporting character, Houston’s Emma echoes her own issues with drugs an alcohol. Despite these jarring similarities, Houston delivers one of her last powerful onscreen performances of  “His Eye is on the Sparrow.” For any fan of her music or life, “Sparkle” offers that chance to see Houston in true form.


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