• Dreamgirls (2006)

Dreamgirls

Release Date: December 15th, 2006

DVD Release Date: May 1st, 2007

PG-13 |2 hr 11 min

Plot Summary

Deena (Beyoncé Knowles),Effie (Jennifer Hudson) and Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose) form a music trio called the Dreamettes. When ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx) spots the act at a talent show, he offers the chance of a lifetime, to be backup singers for a national star (Eddie Murphy). Taylor takes creative control of the group and eventually pushes the singers into the spotlight. However, one becomes the star, forcing another out, which teaches them about the high cost of fame.

Cast: Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé , Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson, Hinton Battle, Sharon Leal

Director: Bill Condon

Genres: Drama , Musical

Production Co: Paramount, DreamWorks SKG

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Friendship, Fall, Doctor, 1970s, 1960s, Emotional, New York City, Love interest, Melodramatic, Rise, Friend

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Liam LaceyThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Dreamgirls is one of the best movie musicals in memory. show more

  • 100
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    Hudson, taking over the role of Effie played on stage by Jennifer Holliday, is in charge of Dreamgirls from her opening scene, blowing away Grammy-winner Beyoncé Knowles, Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx and anyone else who gets in her way. show more

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    If there is a disappointment, it is this: The anticipation may have exceeded the realization. It's a damn good commercial movie, but it is not the film that will revive the musical or win over the world. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Original Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Winner Sound Mixing
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Costume Design
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical