Her Voice


Whitney Houston’s last screen performance sees her as a mother to three talented divas-in-the-making.

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Image: Alicia Gbur

Photograph: Alicia Gibur

USA 2012
Dir Salim Akil
With Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter, Carmen Ejogo
Certificate 12A

Boasting Whitney Houston’s last screen performance, this film has a poignant, bittersweet edge. Houston plays Emma, a Harlem-based single mother whose music career has failed, prompting her to seek solace in the church. Her three daughters, striving for the musical success that eluded their mother, form a girl group – but personal challenges disrupt their plans...