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      Sparkler

      R Released Mar 19, 1999 1 hr. 36 min. Comedy Drama List
      55% 11 Reviews Tomatometer 43% 500+ Ratings Audience Score A woman (Park Overall) leaves her unfaithful husband, takes a trip to Las Vegas with three guys and meets a former pal (Veronica Cartwright) from high school. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jul 02 Buy Now

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      Wil A Funny and charming early film from gay auteur Darren Stein. (Jawbreaker,GBF) the women steal the show with career high performances from Veronica Cartwright, Park Overall, Grace Zabriskie and Sandy Martin. A true gem. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member I have never understood why this film failed to connect with audiences or critics. This is a great directorial debut that is well acted and carries a twisted heart. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A stylish and highly underrated independent film. Park Overall is amazing. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member I liked the movie.(: I love the 3 guys there's so adorable in this movie. I miss seing them. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is so hard to find! It's quite a treasure. A good movie featuring Park Overall and Freddie Prinze Jr. It has a good GLBT theme too. I like it because it shows the rougher side of Vegas and the desert between. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member hilarious & touching story Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times Overall and Cartwright are especially winning, and Cartwright makes Dottie appealing in the vulnerability and longing that lurks beneath her hard, painted and bewigged surface. “Sparkler” lives up to its name. Jan 18, 2023 Full Review Brendan Kelly Variety An often funny, always captivating ride through the kitschy underbelly of life on the road to Vegas. Jan 18, 2023 Full Review Entertainment Weekly Rated: D Mar 19, 1999 Full Review Cass Clarke Slashfilm "Sparkler" serves us with slice-of-life queer acceptance, camp, and curiosity. Jan 27, 2023 Full Review TV Guide Staff TV Guide With its heart on its sleeve and not much on its mind, Darren Stein's uneven comedy floats along on a few good laughs and a certain goofy charm. Jan 18, 2023 Full Review Joe Lipsett Queer.Horror.Movies. Sparkler dazzles thanks to earnest performances, offbeat comedy, and surprisingly complex emotional beats. Rated: 4/5 Jan 16, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A woman (Park Overall) leaves her unfaithful husband, takes a trip to Las Vegas with three guys and meets a former pal (Veronica Cartwright) from high school.
      Director
      Darren Stein
      Executive Producer
      Pamela S. Calloway, John McDonnell III, J. Herbert Niles, Walter L. Threadgill
      Screenwriter
      Catherine Eads, Darren Stein
      Distributor
      Columbia TriStar Home Video, Sony Pictures Entertainment
      Production Co
      Columbia, TriStar Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 19, 1999, Wide
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $5.5K
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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