Tom Hunsinger & Neil Hunter
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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.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 18
- Fresh: 14
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 5.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Though on paper the movie sounds like a slick relationship comedy, it plays much more realistically.
Fresh: An appealing little British comedy with a fun concept, a witty script and an uplifting ending. Bob Hoskins is a real stand-out: if only the film's hero had his sparkle.
Rotten: 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.
Fresh: Sparkle reveals both a clarity of vision and an undeniably infectious charm.
This modernized version of the Graduate... british style... is painful to watch. The original is also somewhat painful for me to watch; but at least it doesn't have these modernized elements that promote feelings of disillusionment and dread. There's very little that is redeeming about the main character. He's sleeping w/ the mom to advance his career?? He fell in love w/ the daughter because she suddenly played hard to get at a weird house rave? I'm sorry but blehhhh.
Not a good movie
This movie made me wish I never spend a while dollar on it. Waste of time. Money. And wanting. I would NEVER buy this movie or even rent it!
cute story, great acting, very entertaining! definitely great for a girls' night in :)