3. Sparkle (2012)
Sparkle is known for having an all-star cast that included names like Jordin Sparks, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Cee Lo Green, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Tamela Mann and even then late Whitney Houston. However, some people forget that Omari Hardwick was also in the movie.
He played the character Levi, who was the cousin of Stix (Derek Luke). From the start he makes it clear that he is interested in Tammy “Sister” Anderson (Carmen Ejogo), even gives her a small ring box which only contains a picture of a ring, as he promises to one day give Sister a real engagement ring once he could afford it. Soon after his declaration Sister breaks his heart and plays him for Satin (Mike Epps).
However, in the end it’s Levi who comes out on top because later in the movie he proves to Sister “that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.”