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

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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.

  • 88
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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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Awards

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