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Dreamgirls

17 Ratings: 3.6
A movie directed by Bill Condon

The 1982 Tony-Award-winning musical DREAMGIRLS shimmies its way to the big screen with a stellar cast and undeniable sheen. Set in 1960s Detroit, DREAMGIRLS follows the commercial and cultural struggles of the R&B recording industry, through the … see full wiki

Tags: Movies, Dramas
Director: Bill Condon
Genre: Music, Musical
Release Date: December 15, 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
9 reviews about Dreamgirls
Quick Tip by . March 03, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Jennifer Hudson is truly amazing.  She steals the movie.  Beyonce put in a good performance, but she looks like the back-up through out the whole movie.  Eddie Murphy also puts in a fine performance.  Jamie Fox and the rest of the cast provide a strong supporting background for the movie.
review by . December 30, 2008
posted in Music Matters
Dreamgirls
If they were alive today I am quite sure that Rogers and Hammerstein, Loerner and Lowe and all the others who brought us the great American musicals of the 1940's and 1950's would stand up and cheer for "Dreamgirls".  For this is a film steeped in the tradition of those fabulous M-G-M musicals of days gone by.  Executive Producer Patricia Whitcher pushed all of the right buttons in assembling an incredibly talented ensemble that makes "Dreamgirls" …
review by . November 01, 2008
After you watch this well cast film   You'll see it's only right   That J-Hud's getting so much praise   For playing Effie White     Right from the start she steals the show   A wonderful debut   And as I reached the half way mark   I said "Beyoncé who?"     Effie, Deena and Lorrell,   (The Dreamettes) have a dream   Curtis Taylor hears them sing   And they become a team …
review by . August 17, 2007
I deliberately waited until all the hype was done; all the awards were won, and until I was no longer tired of Beyonce to view "Dreamgirls." It is indeed an excellent presentation.     This film is a roman à clef about the onset and heyday of Motown and in particular one of the most popular R&B groups, The Supremes. We witness their ascent to fame, the divisions between the manager's wants and public tastes and their struggle to remain in vogue in a changing world of popular …
review by . June 03, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
For all the importance of music within African-American history, musicals used to be a whites-only genre in Hollywood. Then came Queen Latifah's role in Chicago in 2002, followed by the hit Ray in 2005. But whereas Latifah had only a supporting role in Chicago, and Ray was more a drama with great music, this movie is truly a musical in every sense of the word, with all the major roles played by African-Americans. The story is of three women in Detroit who grow up as childhood friends and become …
review by . May 02, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
"Dreamgirls"    A Dream of a Film    Amos Lassen and Cinema Pride    What can I say about "Dreamgirls" that has not already been said? It is not just a movie, it's an experience. From the moment that the movie starts, you are dazzled by performances with passion, wonderful staging, amazing direction and the costumes...what can I say? It is an emotional spectacle even though the storyline is not new and the clichés are well...clichés but …
review by . January 16, 2007
Pros: Jennifer Hudson! Beyonce, Foxx's acting, bring-down-the-house numbers, costumes     Cons: pacing, Eddie Murphy's character, some duller songs     The Bottom Line: All I want for Christmas is Jennifer Hudson's voice.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. When Jennifer Hudson was voted off of American Idol during the 2004 season, my mother and I were so devastated that we vowed to never watch …
review by . December 31, 2006
Pros: Outstanding performance by Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Hudson.     Cons: Nothng.     The Bottom Line: Can you hear the sound of my clapping, the joyous call of my delighted whistle?     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. There are few movies I have seen this year—and I have seen quite a few—that can measure the emotional fulfillment of Dreamgirls. The movie is after all about music, the …
review by . December 28, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Murphy     Cons: Songs can drag on a bit to long.     The Bottom Line: For Murphy alone, this film is a must see.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. The rise of Motown records is one of the music industries greatest tales. Berry Gordy Jr. in 1959 established the record label that not only made stars of numerous talents such as Diana Ross and the Supremes and the Jackson 5, but helped African …
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