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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, DreamWorks SKG

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  • 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

  • She's (Jennifer Hudson) the best part of the show by far, but the writer-director Bill Condon, who wrote the screenplay for "Chicago" four years ago, has done the original "Dreamgirls" proud without solving its dramatic problems.

  • Bill Condon's screen adaptation of the 1981 Broadway sensation is, if possible, as dazzling and energizing as its source. show more

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