Synopsis: In the 1960s, three sisters form a girl group and soon become local sensations with major label interest, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart.
Genre: Drama, Music
Director(s): Salim Akil
Production: Sony Pictures
  7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
116 min

--Protest U. S. involvement

in the Vietnam War.

Muhammad means "worthy of all praises"

and Ali means "most high."

With Marvin Gaye on WD...

- You guessed it, The Beatles...

- The astronauts of Apollo 11...

. - . began their ritual-like

preparations for this blastoff.

Something is happening in our world.

Detroit's number one radio station


Open Mike Night

at the Discovery Club.

If you have a voice,

we want to hear it.

Come on down and see if you can

knock Big Black off his block.

Come on.

I wrote this one just for you.

I don't know why I let you

talk me into coming.

I think I'm the oldest sardine

in this can.

- Well, you don't look it.

- Well, that's true.

But it's your song.

You go up and sing it.

- You're the singer in our family.

- Honey, you sing.

Yeah, but you know

how to hold people's attention.

People love to just hear you talk.

Imagine how you're gonna knock it out

when you get up there.

All right, now.

Fellas. Fellas.


Keep that applause going.

Give it up one more time for Black.

If you guys are having a good time,

say "oh, yeah."

Oh, yeah!


I went over everything with the band.

Please. I just want

to hear my song. Please.

Are you sure you want to do this?

- You, are you sure?

- That man is Black!

You hear that?

That's the sound of success, baby.

What you doing?

Wait a minute.

Let's get a room.

Wait a minute. Bro, you see her?

Good God, woman.

What's wrong with you?

Coming up to the stage right now

is a beautiful young lady.

She's just as fine as she wants to be.

Now, this lady is a Detroit native...

...and she's never been

to the Discovery Club... I want everybody

to show her some extra love.

Strutting up on-stage right now... Sister Anderson!

Thank you.

So, what's up, Mr. Manager?

We gonna do some business or what?

Black, you got to lose

some weight, baby.

Man, you must be crazy.

Man, all the ladies love me.

And besides, this old belly

is what helps me sing.

TV's getting bigger-

- Clothes getting smaller.

- Yeah.

- You know, you'd be good on radio.

- Man, that's cold, man. That's cold.

Lord have mercy!

All right.

I see you looking. Sure, you're right.

You were so great.

But we have to hurry.

We have five minutes

to catch the bus.

Give it up one more time

for Sister Anderson.

My goodness gracious.

Excuse me. Excuse me.

It's Sister, right?

You gotta forgive me for earlier.

I was all wrong about you.

You were foxy up there.

Promise me you'll come back next week.

Maybe. Maybe not.

- But, baby, I gotta...

- Excuse me. Excuse me.

I really don't date younger men.

- No, no, please, you were so--

- I'm sorry, but we have to go.

Where can I find you?

Next time it's your turn.


Hi. Thank you.

You were so good.

That was so fun!

Yeah, it was.

Next time, can you get through

the chorus before you do your solo?

Miss Thing, next time?

Yeah. I have a lot more songs.

Then you better get a lot more confident

and learn to sing them yourself.

Slavery is over.

Really? You're not gonna

sing anymore?


Assume the position. What?

Y'all are late, and she's up.

- Sparkle. Hush.

- Sorry.


What y'all doing in there?

My babies.

But I know y'all don't

love each other that much.

Sister and Sparkle, curl your hair.

Church in the morning.

You hear me?

Dolores, why is my window open?

I'm not trying to heat the outside.

Close it.

- Good night.

- Good night.

Is she gone?

Y'all heifers sneak out,

and I get fussed at?

Laugh at-- Laugh at that.

Is that funny?

Peace be with you.

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Mara Brock Akil

Mara Brock Akil (born Mara Dionne Brock, May 27, 1970) is an American screenwriter and television producer. She created UPN comedy series Girlfriends (2000-2008) and its spin-off The Game (2006-2015). She later created the first drama series for BET Being Mary Jane (2013-2018). In 2018, she produced Black Lightning for The CW and created Love Is for Oprah Winfrey Network. more…

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