Today would have been Whitney Houston’s 49th birthday, so in her honor TriStar Pictures is honoring her memory by encouraging folks to check out the trailer for her final film. “Sparkle” which will be released in theatres next Friday (August. 17.). I’ve already seen the film and it was a real tear jerker for me.
The film does includes a few moments that seem eerily prophetic, especially when Whitney says to these girls who play her daughters: “Was my life not enough of a cautionary tale for you?” Houston’s character asks at one point.
Whitney Houston starring as the mom of three daughters who start a Motown girls’ group, was a bit unrealistic to me.
Houston’s character is a former singer wary of the perils of showbiz. She sings “His Eye is On the Sparrow,” which is sure to be a moving moment on the big screen and seems destined for an iTunes release as a single.
Happy Birthday Whitney Houston, 6 months after your death and you’re sorely missed!