Melba May is a trailer park princess who decides she needs to radically change her life when she catches her husband in bed with her best friend. After a night of drinking at the local bar she befriends three recent college grads from Los Angeles who are en route to Las Vegas to hopefully win some money to pay rent. She joins them, happy to leave her husband for good — until he finds out that she has won a million dollar sweepstakes and must hunt her down.
An often funny, always captivating ride through the kitschy underbelly of life on the road to Vegas.
-Brendan Kelly, Variety
“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.”
-Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
“‘Sparkler’ serves us with slice-of-life queer acceptance, camp, and curiosity.”
-Cass Clarke, Slashfilm
“Sparkler dazzles thanks to earnest performances, offbeat comedy, and surprisingly complex emotional beats.”
-Joe Lipsett, Queer Horror Movies
Freddie Prinze Jr.
Country of Origin: USA
Running Time: 96 minutes
Rating: Not Rated