Release Date: December 15, 2006 (NY, LA; wider release: December 25; wider release: January 19, 2007)
Twenty-five years after first bringing Broadway audiences to their feet, the Tony Award-winning musical sensation "Dreamgirls" comes to the big screen starring Academy Award® winner Jamie Foxx ("Ray"), Beyoncι Knowles ("Austin Powers in Goldmember"), Danny Glover (the "Lethal Weapon" franchise), newcomer Jennifer Hudson, Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose (Broadway's "Caroline or Change") and Eddie Murphy ("The Nutty Professor," "Dr. Dolittle").
Set in the turbulent early 1960s to mid-70s, "Dreamgirls" follows the rise of a trio of womenEffie (Jennifer Hudson), Deena (Beyoncι Knowles) and Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose)—who have formed a promising girl group called The Dreamettes. At a talent competition, they are discovered by an ambitious manager named Curtis Taylor, Jr. (Jamie Foxx), who offers them the opportunity of a lifetime: to become the back-up singers for headliner James "Thunder" Early (Eddie Murphy). Curtis gradually takes control of the girls' look and sound, eventually giving them their own shot in the spotlight as The Dreams. That spotlight, however, begins to narrow in on Deena, finally pushing the less attractive Effie out altogether. Though the Dreams become a crossover phenomenon, they soon realize that the cost of fame and fortune may be higher than they ever imagined.
Rounding out the main cast are Keith Robinson ("Fat Albert"), Sharon Leal (TV's "Boston Public"), and three-time Tony Award winner Hinton Battle ("Miss Saigon," "The Tap Dance Kid," "The Wiz").
"Dreamgirls" is being directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay he adapted from the stage musical's original book by Tom Eyen. An Academy Award® winner for his screenplay for "Gods and Monsters," which he also directed, Condon received another Oscar® nomination for his screenplay adaptation of "Chicago." He more recently wrote and directed "Kinsey."
Academy Award®-nominated producer Laurence Mark ("Jerry Maguire," "As Good As It Gets," "I, Robot") is producing "Dreamgirls," with Patricia Whitcher ("Memoirs of a Geisha," "The Terminal") executive producing. The lyrics are by Tom Eyen, with music by Henry Krieger.
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Hudson, Keith Robinson, Bobby Slayton
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures (Paramount)
Director: Bill Condon
Screenwriter: Bill Condon
Genre: Drama, Musical
Official Website: http://www.dreamworks.com/dreamgirls
Beyonce is great & all but she's way overrated. they oversold this movie using her name, Hudson's character is way more relatable and real + she has a golden voice. now she's underrated, they barely mention her when she won major awards for the movie
They didn't give Jennifer Hudson enough credit. Her character was the main vocal point in the movie and it's ridiculous that she didn't get the credit she deserved. She did win an Oscar for best supporting actress, but I felt like she should've gotten an Oscar for best actress. She did amazing in this movie and her acting and vocals were top notch!
do not put in the credits to Jennifer Hudson which won a Oscar for best supporting actress, neither to Anika Noni Rose all to give him more popularity to Beyonce she does not have actress tables will be nervous and overacted in their performances
From re watching the trailer, it does not do the movie any justice. They make Effie (Jennifer Hudson's) character seem like not a big character of the film and her journey is such a focal part of the movie. They were focusing so much on the fact that Beyonce was in the film and made it appear her story is the main plot of it all. Also in the credits of actors, they don't even mention like an "Introducing Jennifer Hudson" just only Jamie Fox, Beyonce, and Eddie Murphy. I mean i understand somewhat cause Hudson wasn't really a name then but I mean come on. Kinda brings up further discussion of why Hudson's role was demoted to "Supporting Actress" instead of "Lead Actress". But the final product is amazing! Kind of disappointing trailer but great film that is a great comparison to the Broadway show.
I didn't get into this one or Joyful Noise. I think "What's Love..." about Tina Turner is a much better film. There's a hundred music docs that are phenomenal. "Thunder Soul," "Tradition is a Temple," about New Orleans jazz...I'll even even go "It Might get Loud," about Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin legendary guitarist), The Edge (U2) and Jack White. To see where "When the Levee Breaks" was recorded to get that drum sound alone was worth it. "Song Remains the Same," "The Wall..." I'm sure I'm missing a lot of them. Gene Krupa Story...I like movies I'll learn a great deal from on each viewing and remember each song a week after I hear it. If not a lifetime. JMO. I don't get the attraction of things that come out now at all.
I studied voice, keyboards, drums, bass and guitar. I'm a professional singer.
I found many other movies a lot more memorable and musically interesting...
It's sometimes hard to believe that ten years have passed since this spectacular movie was released! It helped me develop my love of musical theatre along with High School Musical. Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson were the show and the rest of the sensational cast were just good props nonetheless.
I swear this movie was a life lesson. It was sad and just very emotional. I felt so bad for jennifer hudson. It teaches me that nothing lasts forever. No matter how long you knew someone, money will always change them.. someone will always be in the spotlight and eventually they have it all...
The trailer didn't really excite me or anything, but the fact that 2 of my fave singers Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson are in it makes me want to watch it, but I bet it can't top Joyful noise, LOL we'lle see, I'm 'bout 2 watch it!
+Michelle M That's okay. Speaking of Joyful Noise, Jennifer Hudson is playing Motormouth Maybelle who Queen Latifah played nine years ago in NBC's Hairspray Live this December from some of the creative team behind the Wiz Live.
Joyful Noise was terrible!! This movie is gold!! The cast was incredible, the soundtrack was amazing, and the plot was really good for a Broadway Musical movie. So before you compare this to Joyful Noise you need to actually watch it
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