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Dreamgirls

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Bill Condon
Produced by Laurence Mark
Written by Stage musical
Tom Eyen
Screenplay
Bill Condon
Starring Jamie Foxx
Beyoncé Knowles
Eddie Murphy
Jennifer Hudson
Danny Glover
Anika Noni Rose
Keith Robinson
Music by Henry Krieger
Tom Eyen
Siedah Garrett
Scott Cutler
Beyoncé Knowles
Anne Preven
Willie Reale
Stephen Trask
Cinematography Tobias A. Schliessler
Editing by Virginia Katz
Studio DreamWorks
Paramount Pictures
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) December 15, 2006
Running time 130 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $75 million[1]
Gross revenue $154,852,975[2] (worldwide)
.Dreamgirls is a 2006 American musical film, directed by Bill Condon and jointly produced and released by DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures.^ Beyoncé Knowles is speaking to TMZ about the new DreamWorks and Paramount film version of 'Dreamgirls,' directed by 'Kinsey's' Bill Condon.
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^ The musical was adapted into a motion picture by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, which opened in theaters on December 15, 2006 (limited) and December 25, 2006 (world wide).
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^ Studio: Paramount Pictures , Director: Bill Condon Run time: 131 minutes Theatrical release: 12/14/2006, DVD release: 05/01/2007 MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, some sexuality and drug content.

.The film debuted in three special road show engagements beginning December 15, 2006, with a nationwide release on December 25, 2006, and a home video release on May 1, 2007. Dreamgirls won three awards at the 64th Golden Globe Awards ceremony in 2007, including Best Picture — Musical or Comedy, and won two Oscars at the 79th Academy Awards.^ Oscars mystery: Can 'Dreamgirls' win best picture?
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^ December 6th, 2006 under Dreamgirls .
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^ I think "Dreamgirls" is deserving of, and will get, an Oscar nom for Best Picture.
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.A period piece set in the 1960s and 1970s with a primarily African-American Ensemble cast, Dreamgirls is adapted from the 1981 Broadway musical of the same name.^ Dream girls is a Broadway musical which opened on December 20, 1981 at the imperial theatre comprising largely of an African-American cast.
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^ Dreamgirls is a Broadway musical, with music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen.
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^ Dreamgirls opened on December 20, 1981 at the Imperial Theatre, and was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and won six.
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.The musical was based on the history and evolution of American R&B music during the eras of doo-wop, soul, the Motown Sound, funk, and disco.^ Based on the Broadway musical, a trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960's.
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^ Aside from a few moments, the music fails to deliver anything close to any sound that defined the 60s such as Motown, Phil Spector or even Burt Bacharach.
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^ Based on the Broadway musical, a trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in...
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.In addition, the stage musical contains several allusions to the lives and careers of Motown Records act The Supremes, a connection the film version expands upon.^ I saw Dreamgirls the other day and, even though I saw the stage version several years ago, I still enjoyed it.
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^ While the names have been changed, the references are unmistakable to Motown music stars such as B B King, The Jackson 5, and most obvious, The Supremes.
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^ The one thing that separated The Supremes from other up and coming musical acts of that time were not their heavenly harmonies, but their dresses.
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[3] Dreamgirls follows the lives of Effie White, Deena Jones, and Lorrell Robinson, three young women who form an R&B singing trio from Detroit, Michigan called "The Dreamettes." Thanks to manipulative agent and record executive Curtis Taylor, Jr., the Dreamettes become famous as the backing group for soul singer James "Thunder" Early. .Conflict arises when Curtis transforms "The Dreamettes" into the pop-friendly "Dreams," particularly when he has Deena replace Effie as both lead singer of the group and as his romantic interest.^ However, when the beautiful Deena emerges as the star of the group rather than the full-voiced Effie, the girls are brought to personal and professional crossroads.
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^ With the aid of new songs and a new more glamorous image, Curtis and C.C. transform The Dreamettes into The Dreams, a top selling pop act whose popularity rivals all popular groups of the day.
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^ Dream girls is about three women from Chicago (Illinois); Deena (beyonce), Effie (Jennifer Hudson) and lorrell (anika noni), who team up to form a talented girl group called the Dreamettes.
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.The film adaptation of Dreamgirls stars Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, and Jennifer Hudson, who won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Effie White.^ On the other hand Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy were at their best by far.
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^ DREAMGIRLS beyonce knowles JENNIFER HUDSON preview HX .
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^ There are two performances that will, I'd bet good money, get nominations for Academy Awards - Jennifer Hudson (best supporting actress) and Eddie Murphy (best supporting actor).
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.The film also features Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson, Sharon Leal, and Hinton Battle.^ Steppin' To The Bad Side - Battle, Hinton & Jamie Foxx/Jennifer Hudson/Beyonce Knowles/Eddie Murphy/Keith Robinson/Anika Noni Rose .
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^ Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Beyonc Knowles, Keith Robinson, Anika Noni Rose .
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^ Beyonc Knowles, Sharon Leal, Anika Noni Rose .
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.Produced by Laurence Mark, Dreamgirls was adapted for the screen by director Bill Condon from the original Broadway book by Tom Eyen and the Broadway songs by Eyen and Henry Krieger.^ Bill Condon also wrote the screenplay for the film based on late Tom Eyen's book.
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^ Dreamgirls (1982 Original Broadway Cast) is Henry Krieger's 1st studio release.
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^ It features music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen.
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.Four new songs, composed by Krieger with various lyricists, were added for this film.^ Condon enriches the film by adding new songs that explore the central relationships and by broadening its viewpoint to include significant events from the Civil Rights Movement that alternate with its fictional events.
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^ Makes me a little nervous that there are rumored to be four new songs (including one co-written by Miss Beyonce), but we’ll see about that.
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Contents

Plot

As in the original stage musical, the plot of Dreamgirls is broken up into two sections or acts: the first taking place from 1962 to 1966, and the second taking place from 1973 to 1975.

Act I

.The film begins in Detroit, Michigan in 1962, as an amateur African-American girl group known as The Dreamettes enter a talent competition at the Detroit Theater.^ Teen and green girl group “The Dreamettes” enter the Detroit Theater’s “Star of Tomorrow” competition in hopes of stardom.
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^ We first see the Dreamettes at a talent show in Detroit in the early 1960s.
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.Backstage, the three girls — full-figured lead singer Effie White, slim, innocent Deena Jones, and spunky Lorell Robinson — prepare to perform.^ Her performance was phenomenal as Effie White.
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^ Backstage after another loss at competition, the three girls are about to give up when they meet up with an ambitious Cadillac dealer named Curtis Taylor, Jr. Jamie Foxx )—Deena Jones ( Beyoncé Knowles ) and Lorrell Robinson (Anika Noni Rose)—are thrilled at the prospect of singing back up for regional R and B star, James Early ( Eddie Murphy ), but full-figured lead singer Effie White (Jennifer Hudson) will have nothing to do with ‘back up.’ She considers her voice better than that and that singing back up is a trap she will not get herself or her friends into.
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^ But sources told me today that Beyoncé has always known Effie was a showier role than Beyoncé’s own soft-spoken Deena Jones.
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.They lose the competition, but catch the ear of car dealership owner turned manager Curtis Taylor Jr., who offers the girls the role of R&B star James "Thunder" Early's backup singers.^ While we are proud to offer our customers an industry-leading selection of Dream Girls Theater tickets at competitive prices, we are equally committed to providing extensive Dream Girls information.
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^ Barrino, who beat Hudson in the 2004 season of the televised music contest, auditioned for the role of the troubled sixties singer, but lost out to Hudson.
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^ The betrayed Effie does not take kindly to being reduced to Deena's backup and becomes even more unruly when Curtis's affections also start to turn towards Deena.
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The Dreamettes enthusiastically accept, and travel with Early on his tour.
.Hoping to help Jimmy and the girls cross over to mainstream audiences, Curtis starts his own record label, Rainbow Records ("The Sound of Tomorrow"), out of his car dealership's office, and makes C.C. his head songwriter.^ As they strive to break through to mainstream (white) audiences, they also negotiate with their own identities.

^ His wily manager, Curtis ( Jamie Foxx , playing a character inspired by Motown Records founder Berry Gordy), sees in the girl group the chance to cross over.

^ Teen and green girl group “The Dreamettes” enter the Detroit Theater’s “Star of Tomorrow” competition in hopes of stardom.
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.However, when Rainbow's first single fails after a white pop group releases a cover version, Curtis and his sidekick Wayne turn to payola.^ JESSE MEANS (Wayne/M.C./Ensemble/Understudy Curtis) is excited to be at Gateway for the first time.

.By paying the right people, Curtis manages to get Jimmy and the Dreamettes to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and into a headlining gig at the Apollo Theater.^ The extremely winning combination of Jimmy and The Dreamettes are now at the top of the Billboard charts and headlining at the Apollo Theater.
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^ Curtis finesses The Dreamettes a gig singing backup for Early, and suddenly, for all of them, the gulf between what they want and what they can have draws closer for the first time.
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^ With the aid of new songs and a new more glamorous image, Curtis and C.C. transform The Dreamettes into The Dreams, a top selling pop act whose popularity rivals all popular groups of the day.
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.Offstage, Effie is quickly becoming infatuated with the slick-talking Curtis, and Jimmy — a married man — begins an adulterous affair with Lorrell, who becomes equally as lovesick as Effie.^ At the same time Effie is becoming increasingly infatuated with the slick-talking Curtis.
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^ The betrayed Effie does not take kindly to being reduced to Deena's backup and becomes even more unruly when Curtis's affections also start to turn towards Deena.
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^ The key commercial move is installing Deena as the Dreamettes' lead singer, just as Effie's romance with Curtis is becoming complicated.
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.Marty, Jimmy's friend and co-manager, grows weary of Curtis' plans to make Jimmy's image and sound more pop-friendly, to the point that he walks out on Jimmy, both his client and best friend.^ With the aid of new songs and a new more glamorous image, Curtis and C.C. transform The Dreamettes into The Dreams, a top selling pop act whose popularity rivals all popular groups of the day.
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^ Beyonce’s management are on point, she dresses like a star at all times beacuse she is one and has to stand out like she does!!!
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^ So C.C. goes to Curtis for advise and together they devise a plan that will, they think, help out everybody’s ambitions and still keep up with the changing mood of pop music.
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.However, when Curtis finds that he cannot completely remake Jimmy Early into a pop act, he shifts his attention back to the Dreamettes.^ With the aid of new songs and a new more glamorous image, Curtis and C.C. transform The Dreamettes into The Dreams, a top selling pop act whose popularity rivals all popular groups of the day.
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^ Watch her performance when the Dreamettes are back up for Jimmy.
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.Feeling that Effie's voice is too "special" and her figure too large to attract white audiences, Curtis appoints the slimmer Deena as the lead singer of the Dreamettes.^ Feeling that Effie's voice is too “churchy” and her figure too large to attract white audiences, Curtis appoints the slimmer Deena as the lead singer of the Dreamettes.
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^ Curtis launches the girls as a solo act, rechristening them The Dreams, knowing in his gut that success lies not with the soulful voice of Effie, but with the demure beauty and malleable style of Deena despite their historyand Curtis' promises.
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^ "Family" is a touching ballad about how the main characters in the plot will stick together and value Effie even as she is being demoted from lead singer to backup.
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.Though both Effie and Deena are disapproving of the change at first, they both learn to accept it.^ Effie is once again hurt by being reduced to Deena’s back up, even though they all know her voice is the one that really shines.
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.With the aid of new songs and a new more glamorous image, Curtis and C.C. transform The Dreamettes into The Dreams, a top selling pop act whose popularity comes to rival that of The Beatles by 1965. However, the betrayed Effie does not take kindly to being reduced to Deena's backup, and begins acting out, becoming even more unruly when Curtis' affections also turn towards Deena.^ With the aid of new songs and a new more glamorous image, Curtis and C.C. transform The Dreamettes into The Dreams, a top selling pop act whose popularity rivals all popular groups of the day.
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^ Even if it does take 20 years.
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^ The betrayed Effie does not take kindly to being reduced to Deena's backup and becomes even more unruly when Curtis's affections also start to turn towards Deena.
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.When Effie, feeling ill, does not turn up to rehearse for the Dreams' debut in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve 1966 , Curtis replaces Effie with his secretary, Michelle Morris.^ When Effie, feeling ill, does not turn up to rehearse for The Dreams' debut at Ceasar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Curtis abruptly replaces Effie with his secretary, Michelle Morris (Sharon Leal).
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^ The betrayed Effie does not take kindly to being reduced to Deena's backup and becomes even more unruly when Curtis's affections also start to turn towards Deena.
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^ Effie, who states she has just seen her doctor and “everything is fine now,” arrives at dress rehearsal just as Michelle does, and after a nearly violent argument, finds herself without her group and without Curtis.
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.Effie, who has just learned she is pregnant, arrives at the Caesars Palace venue just as Michelle does, and after a nearly violent argument, finds herself without her group and without Curtis.^ Effie, who states she has just seen her doctor and “everything is fine now,” arrives at dress rehearsal just as Michelle does, and after a nearly violent argument, finds herself without her group and without Curtis.
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^ When Effie, feeling ill, does not turn up to rehearse for The Dreams' debut at Ceasar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Curtis abruptly replaces Effie with his secretary, Michelle Morris (Sharon Leal).
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^ The key commercial move is installing Deena as the Dreamettes' lead singer, just as Effie's romance with Curtis is becoming complicated.
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Act II

.Eight years later, in 1973, Effie has become a depressed but caring welfare mother, and her career in music is over.^ Effie has dropped out of music all together, is on welfare and living in the burnt-out inner city of Detroit.
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.She and her daughter Magic live alone in the burnt-out inner city of Detroit, with only Effie's father Ronald to look in on them.^ Effie has dropped out of music all together, is on welfare and living in the burnt-out inner city of Detroit.
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^ My mom and sister live out there, and I'm looking forward to a fun visit.

.On the other hand, Rainbow Records has moved to Los Angeles, where it prospers with Deena Jones & the Dreams and many other pop acts.^ Deena and Curtis are married, Jimmy just can’t seem to leave his wife for Lorrell, Rainbow records has moved to Los Angeles where it has prospered off of Deena Jones and The Dreams, and even though publicly everything looks luscious, internally all is falling apart.
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^ It’s funny it’s like they’re starting to really become The Dreams …Deena getting all the attention, Effie stoicly playing the background and the other girl….
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^ There are many girls that want to be in the place that we have all been as Queens and there are many more that will be Queens after we are grown up and moved on to other things.

.Wanting to expand his empire into film, Curtis plans to have an unwilling Deena, now his wife, star in an all-black musical version of Cleopatra.^ Also, when Deena turns into Nancy Drew and starts going through Curtis' desk was pretty unconvincing as was her reconciliation with Effie.
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^ That one has the music and all the dialogue from the show, most of which ended up in the film.
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^ It would be nice to finally have a film with an all black cast take the top prize and this would be just as deserving as some other films.
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.Though still part of the Rainbow roster, Jimmy Early's stardom has long faded, and Curtis has little interest in revitalizing his career.^ Off of this huge success, Curtis is able to start his own record label, Rainbow Records, as everyone involved works together towards a common goal—stardom!
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Unsatisfied with both his wife Melba and his long-term mistress Lorrell, Jimmy turns to drugs for affection. .Meanwhile, C.C. continues to reach out to Effie, who stubbornly ignores the letters and money he sends.^ Even though her brother, C.C., continues to reach out to Effie, she stubbornly ignores the letters and money he sends.
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.Eventually, Effie swallows her pride and, with Marty as her manager, returns to singing and secures gigs at a small Detroit club.^ Until one day she decides to swallow her pride and goes to Marty for help.
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^ Also along on the tour are Effie's extremely talented song writing brother C.C. (Keith Robinson) and Jimmy's long time manager Marty ( Danny Glover ).
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In 1974, Rainbow Records hosts a tenth anniversary TV special. .Midway through his set, Jimmy decides that he cannot sing any more "sad songs," so he breaks down onstage and launches into a wild James Brown-type funk number.^ We get ballad after ballad after ballad, with only occasional tastes of true funk or Marvin Gaye-type message music, both delivered by Jimmy.
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^ But every once in a while, a dialogue-driven scene will suddenly break into a mini-musical, with one of the characters launching into a song in the lobby of an office building or on the street.
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^ Sting also sings back-up with Sam on "Soul Man," and Sting himself performs two numbers from his "Songs from the Labyrinth" album with lutenist Edin Karamazov .
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The audience seems to love it, but the act goes too far when Jimmy drops his pants on live television. .Curtis consequently terminates Jimmy's contract, and Lorrell reluctantly ends the eight-year affair.^ Patience was the song they (Jimmy and Lorrell w/ the choir) without Curtis knowing.
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^ An adulterous affair which lasted eight years is ignored by everyone and never questioned by these characters.
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.Shortly after the special, Deena meets with a film producer and writer in an attempt to get a role in a grittier film than Curtis' glossy Cleopatra update, and after some negotiations, they agree to give her the film role.^ I did some checking into it and found out that there was a Spokesmodel area of competition, in which they are required to give a one minute introduction of themselves.

.Back at Rainbow Records, C.C. walks out on Curtis and the label after learning that Curtis has taken C.C.'s latest composition and turned it into a rhythm-heavy dance track (identifiable as early disco).^ Also, when Deena turns into Nancy Drew and starts going through Curtis' desk was pretty unconvincing as was her reconciliation with Effie.
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^ Why would they opt out of having her just sing it out to Curtis, instead of taking her to a recording studio?
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^ Off of this huge success, Curtis is able to start his own record label, Rainbow Records, as everyone involved works together towards a common goal—stardom!
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His resignation is interrupted, however, by the news that Jimmy Early has been found dead at an L.A. hotel from a heroin overdose.
.C.C. leaves L.A. and Michelle, now his girlfriend, to return to Detroit and find Effie.^ Effie, who states she has just seen her doctor and “everything is fine now,” arrives at dress rehearsal just as Michelle does, and after a nearly violent argument, finds herself without her group and without Curtis.
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.The two siblings reconcile and work together to produce Effie's comeback single, "One Night Only". Also, Marty, Effie and C.C. attends Jimmy's funeral.^ Then Marty, C.C. and Effie work together to produce her comeback single “One Night Only,” which enjoys a healthy radio play.
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^ Tunes is offering a single, the disco-licious “One Night Only,” by “The Dreams,” and that is one tasty morsel.
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^ There was also "Dreamgirls", "Listen" and "One Night Only" that I could see on there, but I'm sure there were others.
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.Just as the record begins gaining radio play in Detroit, however, Curtis strikes.^ His wily manager, Curtis ( Jamie Foxx , playing a character inspired by Motown Records founder Berry Gordy), sees in the girl group the chance to cross over.

^ Why would they opt out of having her just sing it out to Curtis, instead of taking her to a recording studio?
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^ In 1960s Detroit, a good night onstage can get you noticed but it won't get your song played on the radio.
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Using payola, he forces radio DJs to play the disco cover of "One Night Only" by Deena Jones & the Dreams instead of Effie's original, and the Dreams' version becomes a major hit in early 1975.
Curtis has also learned of Deena's covert meetings with other film producers and asserts his control over his wife. Rebuffed, Deena sneaks into Curtis' office, where she discovers evidence of Curtis' payola schemes and a copy of Effie's version of "One Night Only." She calls Effie and C.C., who arrive at the Rainbow offices with Marty and a lawyer. .As Deena and Effie reconcile, Curtis works out a deal with the lawyer to avoid being reported to the FBI for payola: Rainbow Records will fund a new label for C.C., which will allow Effie's record national distribution.^ The betrayed Effie does not take kindly to being reduced to Deena's backup and becomes even more unruly when Curtis's affections also start to turn towards Deena.
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^ The key commercial move is installing Deena as the Dreamettes' lead singer, just as Effie's romance with Curtis is becoming complicated.
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^ Also, when Deena turns into Nancy Drew and starts going through Curtis' desk was pretty unconvincing as was her reconciliation with Effie.
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.Curtis then confronts Deena, only to find that Effie's victory has inspired Deena to leave him and make it on her own.^ The betrayed Effie does not take kindly to being reduced to Deena's backup and becomes even more unruly when Curtis's affections also start to turn towards Deena.
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^ The key commercial move is installing Deena as the Dreamettes' lead singer, just as Effie's romance with Curtis is becoming complicated.
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^ Although Deena rejects his proposal, Curtis makes it clear his decision is final.
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.As a result, Deena Jones & the Dreams give a farewell performance at the Detroit Theater.^ Jennifer Hudson, Deena Jones and The Dreams .
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.At the conclusion of the concert, Effie joins Deena, Lorrell, and Michelle onstage and the reunited Dreams give one final performance of their signature song, "Dreamgirls," with Effie singing lead.^ Of course she’ll sing her Dreamgirls songs, as well as some of the R&B selections from her various albums and some jazz standards, including a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald .
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^ She won the Tony award for Best Actress playing `Effie' and her performance on the shows' signature song `And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' is one of the finest moments ever recorded in American music.
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^ Hudson rises to the challenge of Effie beautifully, and her un-selfconcious performance is refreshingly real in the barbie world of dreamgirls.
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As the concert ends, Curtis notices Magic in the front row and seemingly realizes that he is the girl's father.

Cast

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  • Jamie Foxx as Curtis Taylor, Jr. Based upon Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr.,[4] Curtis is a slick Cadillac dealer-turned-record executive who founds the Rainbow Records label and shows ruthless ambition in his quest to make his black artists household names with white audiences.^ Backstage after another loss at competition, the three girls are about to give up when they meet up with an ambitious Cadillac dealer named Curtis Taylor, Jr. Jamie Foxx )—Deena Jones ( Beyoncé Knowles ) and Lorrell Robinson (Anika Noni Rose)—are thrilled at the prospect of singing back up for regional R and B star, James Early ( Eddie Murphy ), but full-figured lead singer Effie White (Jennifer Hudson) will have nothing to do with ‘back up.’ She considers her voice better than that and that singing back up is a trap she will not get herself or her friends into.
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    ^ Curtis Taylor, Jr. (Jamie Foxx) is a car salesman aching to make his mark in the music business to form his own record label and get its sound heard on mainstream radio at a time when civil rights are still only a whisper in the streets.
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    ^ Similarly, Chaz Lamar Shepherd, in the role of a sleazy manager widely thought to be based on Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr., is convincingly dominating, but he lacks the calculating charisma of a modern-day Svengali.
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    .Curtis is the love interest of Effie White and takes a particular liking to Deena.^ The betrayed Effie does not take kindly to being reduced to Deena's backup and becomes even more unruly when Curtis's affections also start to turn towards Deena.
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    ^ The key commercial move is installing Deena as the Dreamettes' lead singer, just as Effie's romance with Curtis is becoming complicated.
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    ^ Also, when Deena turns into Nancy Drew and starts going through Curtis' desk was pretty unconvincing as was her reconciliation with Effie.
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    .Curtis changes the name of the group from "Dreamettes" to "The Dreams" and makes Deena the lead singer of the group as he believes that her unique voice would appeal to white audiences, and he told her the reason he chose her to sing lead because her voice "has NO personality and NO depth."^ Feeling that Effie's voice is too “churchy” and her figure too large to attract white audiences, Curtis appoints the slimmer Deena as the lead singer of the Dreamettes.
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    ^ With the aid of new songs and a new more glamorous image, Curtis and C.C. transform The Dreamettes into The Dreams, a top selling pop act whose popularity rivals all popular groups of the day.
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    ^ Curtis launches the girls as a solo act, rechristening them The Dreams, knowing in his gut that success lies not with the soulful voice of Effie, but with the demure beauty and malleable style of Deena despite their historyand Curtis' promises.
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    .A secret, romantic relationship between Curtis and Deena soon occurs and it begins to make Effie angry as she is the only person who sees it.^ The key commercial move is installing Deena as the Dreamettes' lead singer, just as Effie's romance with Curtis is becoming complicated.
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    ^ Also, when Deena turns into Nancy Drew and starts going through Curtis' desk was pretty unconvincing as was her reconciliation with Effie.
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    ^ Dreamgirls wants to be Effie but ends up as Deena: thin, smooth, unburdened by a personality.
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    .Curtis decides to remove Effie from the group and renames the group from "The Dreams" to "Deena Jones & The Dreams."^ Curtis launches the girls as a solo act, rechristening them The Dreams, knowing in his gut that success lies not with the soulful voice of Effie, but with the demure beauty and malleable style of Deena despite their historyand Curtis' promises.
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    ^ The key commercial move is installing Deena as the Dreamettes' lead singer, just as Effie's romance with Curtis is becoming complicated.
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    ^ Angela plays Effie, who in the show is shoved aside in favor of the more camera-friendly Deena Jones (played by Syesha Mercado ).
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    .Curtis has a daughter named "Magic White" with Dreams member Effie.
  • Beyoncé Knowles as Deena Jones.^ Curtis launches the girls as a solo act, rechristening them The Dreams, knowing in his gut that success lies not with the soulful voice of Effie, but with the demure beauty and malleable style of Deena despite their historyand Curtis' promises.
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    ^ As the first act ends, an overweight, temperamental but ferociously talented singer named Effie White has just been booted from the Dreams, in part because she is less photogenic than her slender counterparts.
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    ^ The key commercial move is installing Deena as the Dreamettes' lead singer, just as Effie's romance with Curtis is becoming complicated.
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    .Based upon Motown star Diana Ross,[5] Deena is a very shy young woman and is very sweet and loving toward her Dreamgirl sisters.^ Much of the dramatic tension seems based on a real-life event -- when Diana Ross was elevated to the role of the lead singer by the president of Motown Records, while Mary Wilson and Flo Ballard were delegated to backup vocals.
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    ^ Beyonce go back to being singer dancer you are not diana ross foget dreamgirls was no place for you to be hang it much luck in you future ventures .
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    ^ DIANA ROSS WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE 12" LP DREAMGIRLS .
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    .Deena starts off as one of the group's background singers until Curtis makes her the lead singer of the group.^ The key commercial move is installing Deena as the Dreamettes' lead singer, just as Effie's romance with Curtis is becoming complicated.
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    ^ Also, when Deena turns into Nancy Drew and starts going through Curtis' desk was pretty unconvincing as was her reconciliation with Effie.
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    ^ The original and greatly gifted lead singer of the act is relegated to the background in favor of a thinner, more conventionally attractive, more audience-friendly diva?
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    .Deena and Effie's friendship and working relationship between each other becomes stained as Effie feels that Deena stole not ony Curtis from her but her dreams as well.^ Though Curtis is romancing Effie and appreciates her phenomenal talent, he also believes that the group will be more saleable if fronted by Deena, who's more "conventionally" beautiful (again, closer to a white standard), as well as less demanding and more willing to compromise in order to achieve her "dream" of stardom.

    ^ The key commercial move is installing Deena as the Dreamettes' lead singer, just as Effie's romance with Curtis is becoming complicated.
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    ^ Also, when Deena turns into Nancy Drew and starts going through Curtis' desk was pretty unconvincing as was her reconciliation with Effie.
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    .When Curtis fires Effie from the group, Deena never stops thinking about her.^ The key commercial move is installing Deena as the Dreamettes' lead singer, just as Effie's romance with Curtis is becoming complicated.
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    ^ Also, when Deena turns into Nancy Drew and starts going through Curtis' desk was pretty unconvincing as was her reconciliation with Effie.
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    .Curtis renamed the group to "Deena Jones & The Dreams" and he soons marries Deena and turns her into Rainbow Records biggest star.^ His wily manager, Curtis ( Jamie Foxx , playing a character inspired by Motown Records founder Berry Gordy), sees in the girl group the chance to cross over.

    ^ (The one other major star in the film, Jamie Foxx , having already won an Academy Award for Ray , doesn't seem to have felt the need to turn Curtis into a good guy with a big solo number.
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    ^ Also, when Deena turns into Nancy Drew and starts going through Curtis' desk was pretty unconvincing as was her reconciliation with Effie.
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    .When Curtis wants to make Deena into a movie star by putting her in a African American version of Cleopatra, Deena doesn't want to do it; however, she wants to star in another film, but Curtis won't let her.^ It took another 25 years for them to make it into a film.
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    ^ Not that writer-director Bill Condon (who also penned the screenplay for the equally splashy "Chicago") has merely replaced the original Broadway cast with movie stars (and one "American Idol" finalist) and filmed the musical.
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    ^ Also, when Deena turns into Nancy Drew and starts going through Curtis' desk was pretty unconvincing as was her reconciliation with Effie.
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    This inspires her to write and record Listen. .Deena later reconciles with Effie and leaves Curtis.^ The key commercial move is installing Deena as the Dreamettes' lead singer, just as Effie's romance with Curtis is becoming complicated.
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    ^ Also, when Deena turns into Nancy Drew and starts going through Curtis' desk was pretty unconvincing as was her reconciliation with Effie.
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    .Knowles was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance.
  • Eddie Murphy as James "Thunder" Early.^ Helen Mirren was nominated for 3 golden globes.
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    ^ Hollywood actors and musicians Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson and Danny Glover earned roles in the motion picture.
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    ^ The film went on to receive two Oscar Awards and a Golden Globe.
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    ."Jimmy" Early, inspired by R&B/soul singers such as James Brown,[4] is a raucous performer on the Rainbow label whom Curtis attempts to repackage as a pop-friendly balladeer.^ Actor Chester Gregory not only boasts an impressive baritone, he clearly has immense fun with the role of James "Thunder" Early, a singer known for his on-stage antics.
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    ^ A curiously subdued but suitably villainous Jamie Foxx is Curtis Taylor Jr., the Cadillac salesman and aspiring talent manager who recruits the girls to sing backup for the lascivious Jimmy "Thunder" Early (Eddie Murphy), a James Brown-sounding soul sensation with a voracious appetite for extramarital affairs, booze and drugs.
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    ^ Going against it is the fact that it, like its stage counterpart, lacks sufficient character development, assuming that most people viewing the property already know about the Supremes, James Brown, and other similar singers of the 1960s-1970s r&b/soul/pop music era.
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    .At first, Jimmy was the lead singer of his group/band and The Dreamettes were his background singers before they became famous as "The Dreams."^ The key commercial move is installing Deena as the Dreamettes' lead singer, just as Effie's romance with Curtis is becoming complicated.
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    ^ The original and greatly gifted lead singer of the act is relegated to the background in favor of a thinner, more conventionally attractive, more audience-friendly diva?
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    ^ Most of these women never imagined that rental is where their careers would lead them, and none of them imagined they would end up finding the job of their dreams.
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    Jimmy is known to become romantically involved with the women he works with. .He starts a affair with "The Dreams" member "Lorrell Robinson". As the years go by with Jimmy not having a successful hit, he starts taking drugs to help him ease the pain.^ I have a recurring John Lennon dream that I've been having about once per year since I was sixteen.
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    ^ I also need to take a moment to thank my Michigan Dream Team and their families for helping me to achieve this goal.

    .After being fired from Rainbow Records and being dumped by Lorrell, Jimmy starts to notice that Curtis was lavishing too much on the "Dreams" and particular Deena Jones.^ Also, when Deena turns into Nancy Drew and starts going through Curtis' desk was pretty unconvincing as was her reconciliation with Effie.
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    ^ Deena starts off as modest and unassuming and remains that way throughout, even after she becomes a megastar through her participation in Curtis’ Machiavellian maneuverings.
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    ^ It’s funny it’s like they’re starting to really become The Dreams …Deena getting all the attention, Effie stoicly playing the background and the other girl….
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    Jimmy was later found dead in a hotel room from a drug overdose. .Murphy won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the film.
  • Jennifer Hudson as Effie White.^ Helen Mirren was nominated for 3 golden globes.
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    ^ The film went on to receive two Oscar Awards and a Golden Globe.
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    ^ Hollywood actors and musicians Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson and Danny Glover earned roles in the motion picture.
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    .Inspired by Supremes member Florence Ballard[5] and soul singers Etta James and Aretha Franklin,[4] the plus-sized Effie is a talented yet temperamental singer who suffers when Curtis, the man she loves, replaces her as lead singer of the Dreams and later drops her altogether.^ Though Curtis is romancing Effie and appreciates her phenomenal talent, he also believes that the group will be more saleable if fronted by Deena, who's more "conventionally" beautiful (again, closer to a white standard), as well as less demanding and more willing to compromise in order to achieve her "dream" of stardom.

    ^ "Family" is a touching ballad about how the main characters in the plot will stick together and value Effie even as she is being demoted from lead singer to backup.
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    ^ Who's the greatest soul singer of all time?
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    Before being fired from the group, Effie learns that she is pregnant with Curtis' child. Effie is the mother of Magic White who also is Curtis' daughter. .Effie later returns to the singing business and reconciles with her brother C.C., who helps her record the hit "One Night Only."^ One Night Only 21.
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    ^ Tunes is offering a single, the disco-licious “One Night Only,” by “The Dreams,” and that is one tasty morsel.
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    ^ There was also "Dreamgirls", "Listen" and "One Night Only" that I could see on there, but I'm sure there were others.
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    .Curtis becomes aware of Effie's return and tries to stop it by getting Deena and the Dreams to record the same song.^ Curtis launches the girls as a solo act, rechristening them The Dreams, knowing in his gut that success lies not with the soulful voice of Effie, but with the demure beauty and malleable style of Deena despite their historyand Curtis' promises.
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    ^ Also, when Deena turns into Nancy Drew and starts going through Curtis' desk was pretty unconvincing as was her reconciliation with Effie.
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    ^ Deena starts off as modest and unassuming and remains that way throughout, even after she becomes a megastar through her participation in Curtis’ Machiavellian maneuverings.
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    .When Deena finds out she gives Effie, C.C., and Marty some evidence on Curtis to use against him in court.^ I did some checking into it and found out that there was a Spokesmodel area of competition, in which they are required to give a one minute introduction of themselves.

    ^ He doesn't speak at all until Liz gives him some frosting.
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    .Effie joins her Dreamgirl sisters as the four of them perform their final song as "The Dreams."^ In fact, she's a major talent, and she dominates the musical and dramatic proceedings exactly the way Effie is supposed to, not only on "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," but throughout, from the opening song, "Move," to "Dreamgirls (Finale)," with convincing performances of "Love You I Do," "I Am Changing," and "One Night Only" in between.
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    .Hudson won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, among many other awards, for her portrayal of Effie.
  • Anika Noni Rose as Lorrell Robinson.^ The film went on to receive two Oscar Awards and a Golden Globe.
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    ^ The film opens at a 1962 Detroit talent contest, where the Dreamettes -- Deena (Knowles), Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose), and lead singer Effie (Hudson) -- get what seems like a once-in-a-lifetime chance to sing back-up for the already fading, James Brown-like R&B star James "Thunder" Early ( Eddie Murphy ).

    ^ Filed under: Anika Noni Rose , Dreamgirls , Jennifer Hudson , backstage , movie musicals , musicals — Chad Jones @ 10:25 am As I understand it, my responsibility as a blogger is that elusive thing called BUZZ. .
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    .Lorrell, inspired by Supremes member Mary Wilson,[6] is a good-natured background singer with the Dreams who falls deeply in love with the married Jimmy Early and becomes his mistress.
  • Danny Glover as Marty Madison.^ Lorrell Loves Jimmy 19.
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    ^ It’s funny it’s like they’re starting to really become The Dreams …Deena getting all the attention, Effie stoicly playing the background and the other girl….
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    .Jimmy's original manager before Curtis steps into the picture, Marty serves as both counsel and confidant to Jimmy, and later to Effie as well.
  • Keith Robinson as C.C. White.^ Also, when Deena turns into Nancy Drew and starts going through Curtis' desk was pretty unconvincing as was her reconciliation with Effie.
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    ^ Curtis initially worms his way into the girls’ lives by flattering and seducing Effie, the best singer and leader of the group (based on original Supreme Florence Ballard).
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    ^ Without a solid background, it may be hard to relate to the characters, Effie White notwithstanding (though in spite of this shortcoming, Jennifer Hudson, like her original counterpart, Jennifer Holiday, is able to evoke our sympathy all too well).
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    .Inspired by Motown vice president, artist, and songwriter Smokey Robinson,[7] Effie's soft-spoken younger brother C.C. (Clarence Conrad) serves as the main songwriter for first the Dreamettes and later the entire Rainbow roster.
  • Sharon Leal as Michelle Morris.^ Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Beyonc Knowles, Sharon Leal, Keith Robinson, Anika Noni Rose .
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    .Michelle, based upon Supremes member Cindy Birdsong,[8] replaces Effie in the Dreams and becomes C.C.'s love interest.^ It’s funny it’s like they’re starting to really become The Dreams …Deena getting all the attention, Effie stoicly playing the background and the other girl….
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    ^ Become a member and get recommendations from other parents based on your child's age.

    .Michelle is at first Curtis' secretary until she becomes one of the "Dreams" background singers.
  • Hinton Battle as Wayne.^ It’s funny it’s like they’re starting to really become The Dreams …Deena getting all the attention, Effie stoicly playing the background and the other girl….
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    ^ JESSE MEANS (Wayne/M.C./Ensemble/Understudy Curtis) is excited to be at Gateway for the first time.

    Wayne is a salesman at Curtis' Cadillac dealership who becomes Rainbow's first record producer and Curtis' henchman.
.Dreamgirls also features supporting performances from Mariah I. Wilson as Magic, Effie's daughter; Yvette Cason as May Jones, Deena's mother; Ken Page as club owner Max Washington; and Alexander Folk as Ronald White, Effie and C.C.'s father.^ Crystal, Peggy and Vanessa 2008 Supreme Mother/daughter/daughter Queens ************************* Thanks for a wonderful National pageant.

Cameo appearances in the film are made by John Lithgow and John Krasinski as a film producer and his screenwriter; Jaleel White as a talent booker at the Detroit Theater; Dawnn Lewis as Melba Early, Jimmy's wife; and Loretta Devine, who originated the role of Lorrell on Broadway, as a jazz singer in Max Washington's club who sings "I Miss You Old Friend." Also, Laura Bell Bundy, a Broadway veteran featured in such musicals as Legally Blonde and Hairspray, plays one of the sweethearts featured in the "Cadillac Car" reprise.
.Throughout the film, a number of other musical acts depicted as allusions to or analogues of real-life R&B performers appear, among them Little Albert & the Tru-Tones (Little Anthony & The Imperials), Tiny Joe Dixon (B. B. King), The Family Funk (Sly & the Family Stone), and The Campbell Connection (The Jackson 5).^ The swirling camera and brilliantly stylized production design give the film zip and panache, but it would benefit from a little grit; it’s really only in the second act, when the pace slows and the tone darkens, that the story begins to have emotional resonance.
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^ Harvey Mason, Glendon Campbell, Richy Lawson, Anthony Moore, Michael Thompson, Randy Spendlove, Eric Jackson, Darrell Crooks: Music .
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^ However, other than her voice, there was nothing in her performance that really set her apart from Beyonce.
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Musical numbers

Act I
  1. "I'm Lookin' for Something" - The Stepp Sisters
  2. "Takin' the Long Way Home" - Tiny Joe Dixon
  3. "Move" - The Dreamettes
  4. "Fake Your Way to the Top" - James "Thunder" Early & the Dreamettes
  5. "Cadillac Car" - James "Thunder" Early & the Dreamettes
  6. "Cadillac Car (Reprise)" - Dave & the Sweethearts
  7. "Steppin' to the Bad Side" - Curtis Taylor Jr., C.C. White, Wayne, James "Thunder" Early & the Dreamettes, and Chorus
  8. "Love You I Do" - Effie White
  9. "I Want You Baby" - Jimmy Early & the Dreamettes
  10. "Family" - C.C. White, Effie White, Curtis Taylor Jr., Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson
  11. "Dreamgirls" - The Dreams
  12. "Heavy" - The Dreams
  13. "It's All Over" - Effie White, Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson, Michelle Morris, C.C. White and Curtis Taylor Jr.
  14. "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" - Effie White
  15. "Love Love Me Baby" - Deena Jones & the Dreams
Act II
  1. "I'm Somebody" - Deena Jones & the Dreams
  2. "When I First Saw You" - Curtis Taylor Jr.
  3. "Patience" - Jimmy Early, Lorrell Robinson, C.C. White, and Chorus
  4. "I Am Changing" - Effie White
  5. "Perfect World" - The Campbell Connection
  6. "I Meant You No Harm/Jimmy's Rap" - Jimmy Early
  7. "Lorrell Loves Jimmy" - Lorrell Robinson
  8. "Family (Reprise)" - Deena Jones & the Dreams
  9. "Step on Over" - Deena Jones & the Dreams
  10. "I Miss You Old Friend" - Jazz Singer
  11. "Effie, Sing My Song" - C.C. White and Effie White (deleted from theatrical version, present on DVD)[9]
  12. "One Night Only" - Effie White
  13. "One Night Only (Disco)" -Deena Jones & the Dreams
  14. "Listen" - Deena Jones
  15. "Hard to Say Goodbye" - Deena Jones & the Dreams
  16. "Dreamgirls (Finale)" - The Dreams

Production

Pre-production

.Since the 1980s, several different attempts have been made to produce a film adaptation of Dreamgirls, a Broadway musical loosely based upon the story of The Supremes and Motown Records, which won six Tony Awards in 1982. David Geffen, the stage musical's co-financier, retained the film rights to Dreamgirls and turned down many offers to adapt the story for the screen.^ What you feel is a seismic emotional jolt that sends the audience, as one, right out of its wits.” And yes, he was speaking of Dreamgirls , the sensational stage production that paved the way for the recent blockbuster film.

^ We have all made so many friends and have kept in touch with several of them.

^ Both issues are at play in Bill Condon’s adaptation of Dreamgirls , yet, on balance, Condon’s work here is surprisingly successful, largely overcoming both the flaws in the story and the difficulty of bringing such a stage-bound enterprise to the big screen.
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He cited a need to preserve the integrity of Dreamgirls stage director Michael Bennett's work after his death in 1987.[10] That same year, Geffen, who ran his Warner Bros.-associated Geffen Pictures film production company at the time, began talks with Broadway lyricist and producer Howard Ashman to adapt it as a star vehicle for Whitney Houston, who was to portray Deena. .The production ran into problems when Houston wanted to sing both Deena's and Effie's songs (particularly "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"), and the film was eventually abandoned.^ Also, when Deena turns into Nancy Drew and starts going through Curtis' desk was pretty unconvincing as was her reconciliation with Effie.
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^ I rarely see any actor or actress give their all to deliver a song so powerfully in the manner Jennifer Hudson does when she stops the show with "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going."
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^ The movie sparkles and crackles with electric performances by Beyonc (who sing the beautiful ballad entitled "Listen); Jennifer Hudson (who, as Effie, performs the show stopping number "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going") as well as songs delivered straight from greats like Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx.
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[11]
When David Geffen co-founded DreamWorks SKG in 1994 and dissolved Geffen Pictures, the rights to Dreamgirls remained with Warner Bros. Warner planned to go ahead with the film with director Joel Schumacher in the late 1990s, following the success of Touchstone's Tina Turner biopic What's Love Got to Do with It. .Schumacher planned to have Lauryn Hill portray Deena and Kelly Price play Effie.^ It’s funny it’s like they’re starting to really become The Dreams …Deena getting all the attention, Effie stoicly playing the background and the other girl….
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.After Warner's Frankie Lymon biopic Why Do Fools Fall in Love failed at the box office, the studio shut down development on Dreamgirls.^ As I have written for a while now in discussions about the box office and release pattern, the box office life of Dreamgirls is a big part of what will or will not make it win Best Picture.
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^ Today is the first truly bad day for Dreamgirls in terms of the movie’s box office and the awards race.
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[11]
.DreamWorks' Dreamgirls adaptation came about after the film version of the Broadway musical Chicago was a success at both the box office and the Academy Awards.^ Not that writer-director Bill Condon (who also penned the screenplay for the equally splashy "Chicago") has merely replaced the original Broadway cast with movie stars (and one "American Idol" finalist) and filmed the musical.
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^ For a film celebrating R&B and soul music, Dreamgirls has a surprisingly conventional Broadway sound.
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^ (Of course, this happens with just about every big-screen adaptation of a Broadway musical, with the exception of "Rent."
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.Screenwriter and director Bill Condon, who wrote the screenplay for Chicago, met producer Laurence Mark at a Hollywood party in 2002, where the two discussed a long held "dream project" of Condon's — adapting Dreamgirls for the screen.^ At the Globes, Bill Condon isn't nominated for best director or screenplay.
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^ Not that writer-director Bill Condon (who also penned the screenplay for the equally splashy "Chicago") has merely replaced the original Broadway cast with movie stars (and one "American Idol" finalist) and filmed the musical.
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^ Most important of all is Kenneth Turan of the L.A. Times, who wrote: "'Dreamgirls' is the entire musical package, a triumph of old school on-screen glamour, and we wouldn't want it any other way."
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The two had dinner with Geffen and successfully convinced him to greenlight Condon's adaptation of Dreamgirls.[12]

Stage to script changes

While much of the stage musical's story remains intact, a number of significant changes were made. .The Dreams' hometown—the setting for much of the action—was moved from Chicago to Detroit, the real-life hometown of The Supremes and Motown Records.^ Grow up, and realize that life is about MORE then just someone’s looks and how much money someone has in their bank account.
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^ Dream-Liz's pigtails represent the fact that, in real life, Liz Barker often wears her hair in pigtails.
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^ They look like how they do in real life, but in my dream we all feel like kids.
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.The roles of many of the characters are related more closely to their real-life inspirations, following a suggestion by Geffen.^ When you become a well rounded mature adult you realize that there is more to life than material gain.
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^ I don’t know what’s going to happen to me but I know I’m more than a singer and I have so many other things in my life to keep me focused.
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^ Grow up, and realize that life is about MORE then just someone’s looks and how much money someone has in their bank account.
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[10] .For example, Curtis Taylor's music empire expands beyond Deena Jones & the Dreams, to more closely resemble that of Berry Gordy's Motown; and C.C. White, as the head of songwriting and production at Rainbow Records, is more clearly a Smokey Robinson analogue than he was in the original play.^ It would be hard for you to find a more beautiful crown and sash than what Dream Girls USA gives to their National winners.

^ Explore the community The Musical community Latest activity 1 hour ago 6,305 customers have contributed 2,676 products, 545 lists & guides and more...
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^ When you're capable of inventing Velvet Jones, you're more than capable of some semblance of a comeback.
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.Other changes include the relocating of the talent show which opens the film from the Apollo Theater Amateur Night to a local showcase in Detroit and introducing the character Michelle Morris earlier in the story.^ "I Am Changing" and "One Night Only" offer Jennifer Hudson another opportunity to show off her incredible vocal talents; the soul in these ballads stuns you.
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^ Earlier this year Jesse was featured on the ABC Late Night Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, in a comedy spoof as “America’s Greatest Black Yodeler.” Other TV credits include One Life To Live, The David Letterman Show, and NBC’s Today Show.

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Warner Bros. had retained the film rights to Dreamgirls, and agreed to co-produce the film with DreamWorks. .However, after casting was completed, the film was budgeted at $73 million and Warner backed out of the production.^ They might like the film, but pull back a bit emotionally from it because they don't feel like they belong amidst an all-black cast.
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.Geffen, taking the role of co-producer, brought Paramount Pictures in to co-finance and release Dreamgirls.^ As I have written for a while now in discussions about the box office and release pattern, the box office life of Dreamgirls is a big part of what will or will not make it win Best Picture.
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.During the course of production, Paramount's parent company, Viacom, would purchase DreamWorks, aligning the two studios under one umbrella (and giving the senior studio US distribution rights on behalf of DreamWorks).^ Give us another Bowfinger-type comedy, that would be great!
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^ She kills two birds with one stone, by giving the camera pose, and easing some of the pressure from the recent cutterage (liposuction) ——- .
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^ She kills two birds with one stone, by giving the camera pose, and easing some of the pressure from the recent cutterage (liposuction) .
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[10] .The completed film had a production budget of $75 million, making Dreamgirls the most expensive film with an all-black starring cast in cinema history.^ Anywho… im kind of sick of seeing them at all these different premieres, but when you think about it, its a good thing that this Black film is getting all this attention.
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^ I’m just proud that this Black film is getting all of the positive attention it is…worldwide nonetheless.
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^ There are all different shades of black women standing in that picture, which to me is what’s the most beautiful thing of all.
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[1]

Casting and rehearsal

.Producers wanted Jamie Foxx to play the lead role of Curtis Taylor, Jr., but the actor initially declined the part because DreamWorks could not meet his salary demands.^ The story hinges on the relationship between the girls and their manager Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx), a smooth-talking Cadillac-salesman-turned- impresario who masterminds their rise to the top by knowing whom to bully, whom to pay off, and whom to simply cast aside when she’s outlived her usefulness.
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^ I didn't know Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx could sing so well!
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Denzel Washington, Will Smith, and Terrence Howard were among the actors later approached to play Curtis.[13] In the meantime, R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles was cast as Deena Jones after a successful screen test.[10] .Comedian Eddie Murphy, who had a brief musical career in the 1980s, was cast as James "Thunder" Early after being successfully convinced to do so by DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg.^ (Spoiler Alert) In an awesome scene, James Thunder Early and the Dreamettes are the first Black performers to ever play a particular club in Miami.
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^ The whole cast shines, Eddie murphy is better than i expected in this role.
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^ KINGSLEY LEGGS (Jimmy (James Thunder) Early) is very happy to return to the Gateway Playhouse, where he appeared in Miss Saigon and The Full Monty.

[10] .As a result, Dreamgirls became Murphy's first film for Paramount since 1995; the actor at one time had an exclusive contract with that studio.^ REGGE ALLAN BRUCE (Marty) is pleased to spend the summer at the Gateway Playhouse performing in one of his all time favorites, Dreamgirls!

^ "Dreamgirls" could get 13: best picture, directing, writing, supporting actor ( Eddie Murphy ), supporting actress ( Jennifer Hudson ), art direction, cinematography, costumes, film editing, sound editing and mixing, and song ("Listen," "I Love You, I Do").
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.Upon learning that Knowles and Murphy had signed on, Foxx rethought his original decision and accepted the role at DreamWorks' lower salary.^ Rated PG-13, Musical , Starring Jamie Foxx , Eddie Murphy , Beyonce Knowles ) .

[14] R&B star Usher was to have been cast as C.C. White,[15] but contract negotiations failed: Usher was unable to dedicate half a year to the film project. André 3000 of OutKast was also offered the role, but declined.[16] After briefly considering R&B singer Omarion,[17] singer/actor Keith Robinson was eventually cast in the role.[18]
.Anika Noni Rose, a Broadway veteran and a Tony Award winner, won the part of Lorrell Robinson after an extensive auditioning process.^ Also, I can't believe that people aren't in more of an uproar that Anika Noni Rose didn't get a GG nom.
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^ Anika knows how to work the stage and her voice is strong too (it has to be to win a Tony on Broadway).
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^ Anika Noni Rose is my unofficial cousin, as her father and mine have been extremely close friends since they met in college 40 years ago.
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.Rose, significantly shorter than most of her co-stars at five feet and two inches, was required to wear (and dance in) four and five-inch (127 mm) heels for much of the picture, which she later stated caused her discomfort.^ Most recently Jesse co-starred in the Crossroads Theatre staged reading of Great Googley Moo.

^ And I had never heard of her before this movie, so she certainly has more natural acting talent, IMO, than either of the two ladies getting most of the acclaim.
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^ Im probably much younger than most people on this site.
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[14] This is not Rose's first screen appearance with an American Idol contestant; she was also in the unsuccessful film From Justin to Kelly with Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini.
The most crucial casting decision involved the role of Effie White, the emotional center of the story. .It was decided that a relative unknown would be cast, paralleling the casting of then-21-year-old Jennifer Holliday in that role for the original Broadway production.^ Kingsley’s voice can be heard on The Original Broadway cast album of The Color Purple on Angel Records.

^ Broadway credits include Little Shop of Horrors and All Shook Up, both original cast recordings.

^ He originated the role of Mister in the world premiere and Broadway productions of The Color Purple.

.A total of 783 singing actresses auditioned for the role of Effie White, among them American Idol alumnae Fantasia Barrino and Jennifer Hudson, Nicci Gilbert from the R&B group Brownstone, TV star Raven-Symoné, and Broadway star Capathia Jenkins.^ Hollywood actors and musicians Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson and Danny Glover earned roles in the motion picture.
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^ The Dreamgirls movie soundtrack packs a satisfying wallop as a showcase for Beyonce Knowles and American Idol veteran Jennifer Hudson, not to mention Anika Noni Rose, Jamie Foxx More The Dreamgirls movie soundtrack packs a satisfying wallop as a showcase for Beyonce Knowles and American Idol veteran Jennifer Hudson, not to mention Anika Noni Rose, Jamie Foxx , and the musically surprising Eddie Murphy .
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^ Effie, too, is a recognizable type — the big, smart-mouthed black girl with as much sass as talent — but the elements of tragedy in her story give her a real dramatic substance, and “American Idol” runner-up (and first-time actress) Jennifer Hudson has a great voice and a charismatic screen presence that consistently make her the most interesting performer on screen.
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Hudson was eventually selected to play Effie, leading Barrino to call Hudson on the phone and jokingly complain that Hudson "stole [Barrino's] part." ."[19][20][21] Hudson was required to gain twenty pounds for the role,[22] which marked her debut film performance.^ I'll even go out on a limb and say her performance is as good as Barbra Streisand's Oscar-winning film debut in "Funny Girl."
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^ I think I read somewhere that Jennifer Hudson had to gain weight for the role, because she's full-figured but not particularly chubby.
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^ I have no hatred for Beyonce, but I think it's pretty amusing to watch her react to the reviews of the film, which all focus on Jennifer Hudson's performance.
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.After Hudson was cast in November 2005, the Dreamgirls cast began extensive rehearsals with Condon and choreographers Aakomon "AJ" Jones and Fatima Robinson, a veteran of the music video industry.^ The Dreamgirls movie soundtrack packs a satisfying wallop as a showcase for Beyonce Knowles and American Idol veteran Jennifer Hudson, not to mention Anika Noni Rose, Jamie Foxx More The Dreamgirls movie soundtrack packs a satisfying wallop as a showcase for Beyonce Knowles and American Idol veteran Jennifer Hudson, not to mention Anika Noni Rose, Jamie Foxx , and the musically surprising Eddie Murphy .
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^ Jesse has been “giving back” by teaching music in the NYC public school system and greatly anticipates Dreamgirls with this wonderful cast and crew at Gateway.

[23] Meanwhile, the music production crew began work with the actors and studio musicians recording the songs for the film. .Although rehearsals ended just before Christmas 2005, Bill Condon called Hudson back for a week of one-on-one rehearsals, to help her more fully become the "diva" character of Effie.^ Although the Globes have become more respected in recent years, the performances are not expected to match those who are nominated for the SAG award or an Oscar.
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Hudson was required to be rude and come in late both on set and off, and she and Condon went over Effie's lines and scenes throughout the week.[14]
Loretta Devine, who played Lorrell in the original Broadway play, has a cameo in the film as a jazz singer who performs the song "I Miss You Old Friend." Another Dreamgirls veteran present in the film is Hinton Battle, who was a summer replacement for James "Thunder" Early onstage and here portrays Curtis' aide-de-camp Wayne.

Principal photography

.Principal photography on Dreamgirls began January 6, 2006 with the filming of dance footage for the first half of "Steppin' to the Bad Side," footage later deleted from the film.^ When you get right down to it, Dreamgirls is a very intimidating film in comparison to 2006’s other Oscar contenders.
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^ Why did Bill have them walking down the alley to start the song, Steppin to the Bad Side?
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[24] .The film was primarily shot on soundstages at the Los Angeles Center Studios, with location work done in the Los Angeles area, and some second unit footage shot in Detroit, Miami, and New York City.^ That was obvious while seeing them at the special screening of a 20-minute preview at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles back in September.
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[24] The award-winning Broadway lighting team of Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer were brought in to create theatrical lighting techniques for the film's musical numbers.[25]
.Beyoncé Knowles elected to lose weight to give the mature Deena Jones of the 1970s a different look than the younger version of the character.^ It's really changed over the years — men look at women a lot differently than they used to.” .
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By sticking to a highly publicized diet of water and cayenne pepper, Knowles rapidly lost twenty pounds, which she gained back once production ended.[26] .Principal photography was completed in the early-morning hours of April 8, 2006, after four days were spent shooting Jennifer Hudson's musical number "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," which had been saved until the end of the shoot.^ Let me tell you girls, Dream Girls USA truly know how to go "red carpet" style.

^ And to Daniel, who thinks that Jennifer Hudson is a horrible actress, dude, you are smoking crack!
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[24]

Music

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Dreamgirls musical supervisors Randy Spendlove and Matt Sullivan hired R&B production team The UnderdogsHarvey Mason, Jr. and Damon Thomas — to restructure and rearrange the Henry Krieger/Tom Eyen Dreamgirls score so that it better reflected its proper time period, yet also reflected modern R&B/pop sensibilities.[27] During post-production, composer Stephen Trask was contracted to provide additional score material for the film.[28]
Revising the Dreamgirls score for film required the reduction of a significant portion of it. Much of the recitative, or sung dialogue, from the original musical was replaced with spoken dialogue. .While most of the major musical moments from the stage musical are retained in the film, nine of the thirty-two individual Dreamgirls songs were omitted from the film.^ Contrary to the stereotype, there is nothing inherently gay about musicals, and there is nothing specifically gay about Dreamgirls (which is, by the way, a film with NO GAY CHARACTERS) -- except perhaps those Amazing!
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^ The Broadway musical Dreamgirls is back for more in 2010 with shows in major cities across the country.
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Among these are Lorrell's solo "Ain't No Party," "Press Conference," and "Party, Party." Also removed is the musical's choral refrain of "showbiz ... it's just showbiz." .Some of the song were used in different contexts or locales in the film: the first half of "I Miss You, Old Friend," sung by a quartet of female singers in the stage musical as C.C. and Effie meet for the first time in years, is sung in the film by a jazz singer at a wake for Jimmy Early, although the story point remains the same.^ Like Dream Girls USA, and I it was her first time competing in the Miss USA Teen pageant and she was now representing Illinois at Nationals.

^ For the most part the first half of the movie had "weak" songs that just didn't do it for me.
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^ I really expected to just have a great time in St. Louis and meet some new friends and perform my talent which is Irish Dance.

.The second half of the song, C.C. and Effie's sung reunion labeled "Effie, Sing My Song" on the soundtrack, was shot but replaced with an alternative spoken version after test screenings.^ I never saw Hudson on American Idol so I was blown away to see her sing Effie's songs.
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^ I just remember her singing on the Golden Globes that year, or maybe it was some other awards show, and homegirl was a half-note flat the entire song.
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[9]
Four new songs were added for the film: "Love You I Do," "Patience," "Perfect World," and "Listen." All of the new songs feature music composed by original Dreamgirls stage composer Henry Krieger. With Tom Eyen having passed away in 1991, various lyricists were brought in by Krieger to co-author the new songs. ."Love You I Do," with lyrics by Siedah Garrett, is performed in the film by Effie during a rehearsal at the Rainbow Records studio.^ In fact, when you factor in the lyrics and rhythm, preparing a song for performance is more like preparing a Shakespearean monologue than a dramatic/comedic one.
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^ Love You I Do-(sung by Effie) .
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.Willie Reale wrote the lyrics for "Patience," a song performed in the film by Jimmy, Lorrell, C.C., and a gospel choir, as the characters attempt to record a "message song" for Jimmy.^ Patience was the song they (Jimmy and Lorrell w/ the choir) without Curtis knowing.
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^ Patience-(which was sung by C.C., then Jimmy and Lorell) If you really don’t know where it is then you need to listen to the soundtrack or look for it on YouTube it is there.
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^ In fact, when you factor in the lyrics and rhythm, preparing a song for performance is more like preparing a Shakespearean monologue than a dramatic/comedic one.
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"Perfect World," also featuring lyrics by Garrett, is performed during the Rainbow 10th anniversary special sequence by Jackson 5 doppelgängers The Campbell Connection. "Listen," with additional music by Scott Cutler and Beyoncé Knowles, and lyrics by Anne Preven, is presented as a defining moment for Deena's character late in the film.
The Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture soundtrack album was released on December 5 by Music World Entertainment/Columbia Records, in both a single-disc version containing highlights and a double-disc "Deluxe Version" containing all of the film's songs. .The single-disc version of the soundtrack peaked at number-one on the Billboard 200 during a slow sales week in early January 2007.[29] "Listen" was the first official single from the soundtrack, supported by a music video featuring Beyoncé.^ Come out and see the musical with one of the best soundtracks around.
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^ Naomi, Naomi, Naomi………that’s one of the same freakin dresses you wore during that Michael Jackson video shoot era.
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^ Monday, January 29, 2007 / .
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."And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" was the Dreamgirls soundtrack's second single.^ Beyonce go back to being singer dancer you are not diana ross foget dreamgirls was no place for you to be hang it much luck in you future ventures .
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^ Let me tell you girls, Dream Girls USA truly know how to go "red carpet" style.

.Though a music video with all-original footage was once planned,[30] the video eventually released for "And I Am Telling You" comprised the entire corresponding scene in the actual film.^ Tell us your children's ages You'll see the movies, games, books, shows, music, and sites our editors select just for them.

^ I wish you well in all that YOU do just like you tell the girls.

^ But my Mom always tells me to be confident in myself, do the very best you can, and above all have fun.

Reception

Premieres, road show engagements, and general releases

.Dreamgirls premiered on December 4, 2006 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, where it received a standing ovation.^ Do yourself a favor -- celebrate the end of 2006 and start off the new year watching Dreamgirls.
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[31] The film's Los Angeles premiere was held on December 11 at the Wilshire Theater in Beverly Hills.[32]
.Hearkening back to the releases of older Hollywood musicals such as The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, and West Side Story, Dreamgirls debuted with three special ten-day road show engagements beginning on December 15, 2006 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, the Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles, and the AMC Metreon 15 in San Francisco.^ My response to saffire in new york #191 .
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^ Read my mind Flag as inappropriate Teen Reviewer Age 17 mercedes Lives in New York 3 reviews I rate this title on for age 0 and give it 0.0 .

^ Do yourself a favor -- celebrate the end of 2006 and start off the new year watching Dreamgirls.
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Tickets for the reserved seats were $25 each; the premium price included a forty-eight page full-color program and a limited-print lithograph. .This release made Dreamgirls the first American feature film to have a road show release since Man of La Mancha in 1972.[33] Dreamgirls earned a total of $851,664 from the roadshow engagements, playing to sold-out houses on the weekends.^ More women than men probably bought tickets to see the recently released, Oscar-nominated film “Dreamgirls.” That observation is probably a female stereotype, but a pretty fair one — after all “chick flicks” are made for chicks.
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^ DREAMGIRLS this past weekend for the first time…..LOVED IT….i saw the original play waaaaaay back in the day in the 80s, and i thought they all did an excellent job.
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[2][34][35] The film's national release, at regular prices, began on December 25. Outside of the U.S., Dreamgirls opened in Australia on January 18, and in the United Kingdom on February 2. Releases in other countries began on various dates between January and early March. Dreamgirls eventually grossed $103 million in the United States, and $154 million worldwide.[2]
DreamWorks Home Entertainment released Dreamgirls to home video on May 1, 2007[36] in DVD, HD DVD, and Blu-ray formats. The DVD version was issued in two editions: a one-disc standard version and a two-disc "Showstopper Edition". The two-disc version also included a feature-length production documentary, production featurettes, screen tests, animatics, and other previsualization materials and artwork.[36] .Both DVD versions featured alternate and extended versions of the musical numbers from the film as extras, including the "Effie, Sing My Song" scene deleted during previews.^ If you're gonna be in a musical, at least be able to sing the songs live.
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^ I never saw Hudson on American Idol so I was blown away to see her sing Effie's songs.
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An extended "director's cut" of the film is currently planned for release in the future.[37]
Both the Blu-Ray and HD DVD versions were issued in two-disc formats. Dreamgirls was the first DreamWorks film to be issued in a high definition home entertainment format.[38]

Critical and celebrity reaction

Reviews for Dreamgirls were generally positive, resulting in a 78% composite critical approval rating on the Rotten Tomatoes website.[39] Rolling Stone's Peter Travers gave the film three and a half stars (out of four) and the number-two position on his "best of 2006" list, stating that "despite transitional bumps, Condon does Dreamgirls proud".[40][41] David Rooney of Variety reported that the film featured "tremendously exciting musical sequences" and that "after The Phantom of the Opera, Rent and The Producers botched the transfer from stage to screen, Dreamgirls gets it right."[42]
On the December 10, 2006 episode of the television show Ebert & Roeper, Richard Roeper and guest critic Aisha Tyler (filling in for the recovering Roger Ebert) gave the film "two thumbs up", with Roeper's reservations that it was "a little short on heart and soul" and "deeply conventional".[43] Roeper still enjoyed the film, noting that Jennifer Hudson's rendition of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" as the "show-stopping moment of any film of 2006" and very much enjoyed Murphy's performance as well, remarking that "people are going to love this film." [43] Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter was less enthusiastic, stating that while the film was "a damn good commercial movie, it is not the film that will revive the musical or win over the world".[44] Ed Gonzales of Slant magazine found the entire picture too glossy, and declared that "the film doesn't care to articulate the emotions that haunt its characters".[45]
.Many reviews, regardless of their overall opinion of the film, cited Jennifer Hudson's and Eddie Murphy's performances as standouts, with Peter Travers proclaiming Murphy's performance of "Jimmy's Rap" as "his finest screen moment."^ Hollywood actors and musicians Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson and Danny Glover earned roles in the motion picture.
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^ Unless Eddie does another “Jimmy got soul” impromptto performance.
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^ BTW I LOVED THE MOVIE I RECOMEND IT TO ANYONE. JENNIFER HUDSON ACTING WAS OVER THE TOP, AMAZING BEYONCE ACTING IMPROVED FROM HER PREVIOUS FILMS, I WAS PLEASED WITH HER TOO. .
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[40] Television host Oprah Winfrey saw the film during a November 15 press screening, and telephoned Hudson on the Oprah episode airing the next day, praising her performance as "a religious experience" and "a transcendent performance".[46] A review for The Celebrity Cafe adds that Hudson's voice "is like nothing we’ve heard in a long time, and her acting is a great match for that power-house sound."[47]
.Jennifer Holliday, who originated the role of Effie onstage, expressed her disappointment at not being involved in the film project in several TV, radio, and print interviews.^ I don't know why no body mentions Jennifer Holliday the brilliant singer who made Effies character what it is today...
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[48] .Holliday in particular objected to the fact that her 1982 recording of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" was used in an early Dreamgirls film teaser trailer created before production began.^ Beyonce go back to being singer dancer you are not diana ross foget dreamgirls was no place for you to be hang it much luck in you future ventures .
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^ Let me tell you girls, Dream Girls USA truly know how to go "red carpet" style.

.Many of the other original Dreamgirls Broadway cast members, among them Obba Babatundé, Vondie Curtis-Hall, and Cleavant Derricks, were interviewed for a Jet magazine article in which they discussed their varying opinions of both the Dreamgirls film's script and production.^ He was in the audience on opening night, 25 years ago, and his inclusion of cameos by original cast members Loretta Devine and Hinton Battle pay tribute to the film’s source.
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^ Rental is a fast-paced, rewarding and constantly changing occupation, and it's for those reasons that many of the women interviewed for this article chose rental as their career.
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^ Condon, who also wrote the screenplay for the woefully miscast Chicago , was a huge fan of Dreamgirls during its long run on Broadway and had wanted for years to adapt it for film.
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[49]

Awards

DreamWorks and Paramount began a significant awards campaign for Dreamgirls while the film was still in production. In February 2006, the press was invited on set to a special live event showcasing the making of the film, including a live performance of "Steppin' to the Bad Side" by the cast.[50] .Three months later, twenty minutes of the film - specifically, the musical sequences "Fake Your Way to the Top", "Family", "When I First Saw You", and "Dreamgirls" - were screened at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, with most of the cast and crew in attendance.^ I first spoke to a Mr. Vickers at your office and he promised you would call back right away.

^ Make sure you are a positive role model at all times, and sooner or later that crown will make it's way to your head...so hold it high.

^ Will you please share my family's thoughts on your website?

[51][52] .The resulting positive buzz earned Dreamgirls the status of "front-runner" for the 2006 Academy Award for Best Picture and several of the other Oscars as well.^ We had a lot of fun there and was thrilled that Alexyss got 1st runner up and Best Dressed awards.........we were hoping just to place in the top 5 and she did!!!!

^ SMH at everyone making a big deal behind DREAMGIRLS and it didn’t even get nominated for Best Picture, which is the BIGGEST award of the night.
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^ Congrats on the Oscars but it’s funny how all the other Musical always get nom for best picture (Mou Rouge was not good) and this one didn’t.
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[53]
.
Frames from the "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" sequence, featuring Effie (Jennifer Hudson) and Curtis (Jamie Foxx).
^ Also, when Deena turns into Nancy Drew and starts going through Curtis' desk was pretty unconvincing as was her reconciliation with Effie.
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^ I love you Jennifer Hudson .
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^ Also, great point LaToya...I am curious to hear the entire Hudson version of "And I am telling you".
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Much of the choreography and staging for this scene was retained from the original Broadway version, which was performed by Jennifer Holliday and Ben Harney on the 1982 Tony Awards ceremony.
.Following the success of the Cannes screening, DreamWorks and Paramount began a widespread "For Your Consideration" advertisement campaign, raising several eyebrows by demoting Jennifer Hudson to consideration for Best Supporting Actress and presenting Beyoncé Knowles as the sole Best Actress candidate, as opposed to having both compete for Best Actress awards.^ I think Hudson's Supporting Actress nom works to her advantage...
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^ Jennifer Hudson deserves supporting actress nomination as she is head and shoulders above everyone else.
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^ Even if it does give Hudson a better chance, the studios did it to promote Beyoncé, not help Jennifer.
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.By contrast, the actresses who originated Hudson's and Knowles' roles on Broadway, Jennifer Holliday and Sheryl Lee Ralph, respectively, were both nominated for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress, with Holliday winning the award.^ I don't know why no body mentions Jennifer Holliday the brilliant singer who made Effies character what it is today...
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^ Although the Globes have become more respected in recent years, the performances are not expected to match those who are nominated for the SAG award or an Oscar.
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^ Jennifer Hudson deserves supporting actress nomination as she is head and shoulders above everyone else.
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[20] The presentation of Knowles over Hudson as the sole Best Actress candidate had interesting parallels with the film itself.[20]
.Dreamgirls received eight 2007 Academy Award nominations covering six categories, tied for the most of any film for the year, although it was not nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, or either of the lead acting categories.^ And I had never heard of her before this movie, so she certainly has more natural acting talent, IMO, than either of the two ladies getting most of the acclaim.
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^ Although the Globes have become more respected in recent years, the performances are not expected to match those who are nominated for the SAG award or an Oscar.
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^ SMH at everyone making a big deal behind DREAMGIRLS and it didn’t even get nominated for Best Picture, which is the BIGGEST award of the night.
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.The film's nominations included Best Supporting Actor (Eddie Murphy), Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Hudson), Best Achievement in Costume Design, Best Achievement in Art Direction, Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, and three nominations for Best Song ("Listen", "Love You I Do", and "Patience").^ All three of the songs that were wrote just for the movie version of Dreamgirls were nominated.
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^ Two songs from Dreamgirls were nominated, “Listen” and “Patience”.
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^ TINA DID! SHE SAID “NOW LISTEN BEYONCE, YOU ARE GONNA SHOW UP THAT THICK CHILE JENNIFER AND BE SKINNY AND SPARKLEY!!!
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.Dreamgirls is the first live-action film to receive three nominations for Best Song; previously the Disney animated features Beauty and the Beast (1991) and The Lion King (1994) had each received three Academy Award nominations for Best Song; Enchanted (2007) has since repeated the feat.^ Friday night was the National YAMI pageant, and I won the best community service award and first runner-up to the queen!!!

[54] .In addition, Dreamgirls is the first film in Academy Award history to receive the highest number of nominations for the year, yet not be nominated for Best Picture.^ Although the Globes have become more respected in recent years, the performances are not expected to match those who are nominated for the SAG award or an Oscar.
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^ SMH at everyone making a big deal behind DREAMGIRLS and it didn’t even get nominated for Best Picture, which is the BIGGEST award of the night.
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^ Condon, who also wrote the screenplay for the woefully miscast Chicago , was a huge fan of Dreamgirls during its long run on Broadway and had wanted for years to adapt it for film.
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[55] The film's failure to gain a Best Picture or Best Director nod was widely viewed by the entertainment press as a "snub" by the Academy.[56] Some journalists registered shock,[57] others cited a "backlash".[58] On the other hand, director Bill Condon stated that "I think academy members just liked the other movies better"[59] and that he believed that "we were never going to win even if we were nominated."[59]
.At the Academy Awards ceremony on February 25, 2007, Dreamgirls won the awards for Best Supporting Actress and Sound Mixing.^ Jen gets an Oscar nom for best supporting actress.
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^ SMH at everyone making a big deal behind DREAMGIRLS and it didn’t even get nominated for Best Picture, which is the BIGGEST award of the night.
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^ Friday night was the National YAMI pageant, and I won the best community service award and first runner-up to the queen!!!

.As such, Hudson became one of the few actresses ever to win an Oscar for a film debut performance.^ I don't think either Beyonce (obviously) or Hudson gave Oscar worthy performances.
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^ Count me among the few underwhelmed with Jennifer Hudson's performance.
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^ Hudson's performance didn't reach these depths, but was still more captivating and less wooden than Scarlett Johannson in Match Point or many of today's other younger actresses who are deemed Oscar worthy.
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.In what was considered an upset, Eddie Murphy lost the Best Supporting Actor award to Alan Arkin for Little Miss Sunshine.^ Eddie Murphy- Still not much of an actor IMO. He needs to stick movies where he playes 9,000 different people in it like that new movie he has comming out .
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[60] .Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, and Keith Robinson performed a medley of the three Dreamgirls songs nominated for Best Original Song, although all three songs lost the award to "I Need to Wake Up" from An Inconvenient Truth.^ BLACK people, WE need to wake up!
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^ All three of the songs that were wrote just for the movie version of Dreamgirls were nominated.
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^ Beyonce played her self and still came up short and with the exception of JH's rendition of "Telling You" which she killed (I felt every note of that truthful performance) the rest of the songs were drab.
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.For the 2007 Golden Globe Awards, Dreamgirls was nominated in five categories: Best Picture - Comedy or Musical, Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical (Beyoncé Knowles), Best Supporting Actor (Eddie Murphy), Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Hudson), and Best Original Song ("Listen").^ SERIOUSLY, how did beyonce get a golden globe nomination for this?!
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^ Beyonce was denied at the Golden Globes this week and Papa Knowles is not happy about it.
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^ I think Hudson's Supporting Actress nom works to her advantage...
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.The film won the awards for Best Picture - Comedy or Musical, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress.^ Jen gets an Oscar nom for best supporting actress.
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^ Beyonce' Who are they pushing for a Best Actress Oscar, while JH is shoved to the Supporting Actress bid?
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^ SMH at everyone making a big deal behind DREAMGIRLS and it didn’t even get nominated for Best Picture, which is the BIGGEST award of the night.
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[61] .Dreamgirls received eight NAACP Image Award nominations, winning for Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Hudson) and Outstanding Album (the soundtrack LP).^ Jennifer Hudson deserves supporting actress nomination as she is head and shoulders above everyone else.
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^ I think Hudson's Supporting Actress nom works to her advantage...
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^ Beyonce' Who are they pushing for a Best Actress Oscar, while JH is shoved to the Supporting Actress bid?
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It was also named as one of the American Film Institute's top ten films of 2006.
.The film also garnered Screen Actors Guild Awards for Supporting Actress (Jennifer Hudson) and Supporting Actor (Eddie Murphy), as well as a nomination for its ensemble cast.^ Jennifer Hudson deserves supporting actress nomination as she is head and shoulders above everyone else.
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^ I think Hudson's Supporting Actress nom works to her advantage...
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^ It got nominated for 8 awards, and god bless them, but other then the nominations for JHUDD and EDDIE, those other nominations are in small catagories, the shit noone cares about.
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The film was also nominated by the Producers Guild of America for Best Picture and the Directors Guild of America for Bill Condon's directing. .The British Academy of Film and Television Arts gave the film awards for Supporting Actress (Jennifer Hudson) and Music (Henry Krieger).^ I think Hudson's Supporting Actress nom works to her advantage...
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^ Jennifer Hudson deserves supporting actress nomination as she is head and shoulders above everyone else.
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^ I have no hatred for Beyonce, but I think it's pretty amusing to watch her react to the reviews of the film, which all focus on Jennifer Hudson's performance.
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.Furthermore, Dreamgirls was nominated for eleven 2007 International Press Academy Satellite Awards, and won four of the awards: Best Picture - Comedy or Musical, Best Director (Bill Condon), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jennifer Hudson), and Best Sound (Mixing & Editing).^ Jennifer Hudson deserves supporting actress nomination as she is head and shoulders above everyone else.
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^ Hollywood actors and musicians Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson and Danny Glover earned roles in the motion picture.
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^ SMH at everyone making a big deal behind DREAMGIRLS and it didn’t even get nominated for Best Picture, which is the BIGGEST award of the night.
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[62] .Dreamgirls also received a record eleven Black Reel Award nominations, and won six of the awards, among them Best Film.^ SMH at everyone making a big deal behind DREAMGIRLS and it didn’t even get nominated for Best Picture, which is the BIGGEST award of the night.
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^ Friday night was the National YAMI pageant, and I won the best community service award and first runner-up to the queen!!!

.At the 50th Grammy Awards ceremony, "Love You I Do" won the award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.^ What are you trying to prove, that which one of you can cuss each other out the best.
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^ I love you all, and wish each and every one of you the best of luck this year at Nationals.

^ SMH at everyone making a big deal behind DREAMGIRLS and it didn’t even get nominated for Best Picture, which is the BIGGEST award of the night.
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.The Dreamgirls soundtrack was also nominated for the Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album.^ SMH at everyone making a big deal behind DREAMGIRLS and it didn’t even get nominated for Best Picture, which is the BIGGEST award of the night.
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.For the opening performance at the 2007 BET Awards on June 26 of that year, Jennifer Hudson performed a duet of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" with her predecessor, Jennifer Holliday.^ If you listen to Jennifer Holliday's version, you feel every blow, and are taken to the depths of pain with her.
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^ "If you listen to Jennifer Holliday's version, you feel every blow, and are taken to the depths of pain with her.
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^ Although the Globes have become more respected in recent years, the performances are not expected to match those who are nominated for the SAG award or an Oscar.
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.Later that night, Hudson won the BET Award for Best Actress.^ SMH at everyone making a big deal behind DREAMGIRLS and it didn’t even get nominated for Best Picture, which is the BIGGEST award of the night.
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^ Friday night was the National YAMI pageant, and I won the best community service award and first runner-up to the queen!!!

Related promotions and products

.To give the story more exposure for the upcoming film release, DreamWorks Pictures and the licenser of the original play, The Tams-Witmark Music Library, announced that they would pay the licensing fees for all non-professional stage performances of Dreamgirls for the calendar year of 2006. DreamWorks hoped to encourage amateur productions of Dreamgirls, and familiarize a wider audience with the play.^ It is so awesome that if you win a State title, they pay your entry fee into the National Pageant!

^ It would be hard for you to find a more beautiful crown and sash than what Dream Girls USA gives to their National winners.

^ The swirling camera and brilliantly stylized production design give the film zip and panache, but it would benefit from a little grit; it’s really only in the second act, when the pace slows and the tone darkens, that the story begins to have emotional resonance.
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.As a result, more than fifty high schools, colleges, community theaters, and other non-commercial theater entities staged productions of Dreamgirls in 2006, and DreamWorks spent up to $250,000 subsidizing the licensing.^ I am on tv more than any of those other celebs.
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^ I don’t know what’s going to happen to me but I know I’m more than a singer and I have so many other things in my life to keep me focused.
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^ Full cast and crew for Dreamgirls ( 2006 ) More at IMDbPro » .
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[63]
.The Dreamgirls novelization was written by African-American novelist Denene Millner, and adapts the film's official script in chapter form, along with fourteen pages of photographs from the film.^ Condon, who also wrote the screenplay for the woefully miscast Chicago , was a huge fan of Dreamgirls during its long run on Broadway and had wanted for years to adapt it for film.
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.The book was released on October 31, 2006. A scrapbook, entitled Dreamgirls: The Movie Musical, was released on March 27, 2007. The limited edition program guide accompanying the Dreamgirls road show release was made available for retail purchase in February.^ Tell us your children's ages You'll see the movies, games, books, shows, music, and sites our editors select just for them.
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^ Released on: 12/05/2006 Parental advisory: No, Edited version available: No Want more?
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In addition, the Tonnor Doll Company released "The Dreamettes" collection, featuring dolls of the characters Deena, Lorrell, and Effie, to coincide with the release of the film.

Allusions to factual events

Aside from the overall plot of the film and elements already present in the stage musical, many direct references to Supremes, Motown, or R&B/soul history in general are included in the film. In one scene, Effie saunters into Curtis' office and discusses Rainbow Records' latest LP, The Great March to Freedom, a spoken word album featuring speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr.. This LP is an authentic Motown release, issued as Gordy 906 in June 1963.[64][65] A later scene features Curtis and the Dreams recording in the studio, while a riot rages outside. By comparison, Motown's Hitsville USA studio remained open and active during Detroit's 12th Street Riot in July 1967.[66][67] The photo shoot montage which accompanies "When I First Saw You", as well as the subplot of Deena being forced to star in Curtis' Cleopatra film against her will, reflect both scenes from and the production of Mahogany, a 1975 Motown film starring Diana Ross and directed by Motown CEO Berry Gordy, Jr..[68] Like Dreamgirls, Mahogany was also distributed by Paramount Pictures.
Among the more direct references are the uses of adapted Supremes album cover designs for albums recorded in the film by the Dreams. Three Supremes albums - Let the Sunshine In, Cream of the Crop, and Touch - were reworked into Deena Jones & The Dreams album designs, with the only differences in the designs being the substitution of the names and images of the Supremes with those of Deena Jones & the Dreams. Another Dreams LP seen in the film, Meet the Dreams, is represented by an album cover derived from the designs for the Supremes LPs More Hits by the Supremes and The Supremes A' Go-Go.[69] .The Brewster-Douglass housing projects, where Supremes members Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Florence Ballard grew up, are shown in an insert shot as the housing project the Dreamettes grew up in.^ Grammar nazis, and members of the internet spelling gestapo, should be lined up against a wall and shot.
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.Diana Ross, long a critic of the Broadway version of Dreamgirls for what she saw as an appropriation of her life story,[70] denied having seen the film version.^ Beyonce go back to being singer dancer you are not diana ross foget dreamgirls was no place for you to be hang it much luck in you future ventures .
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^ Condon, who also wrote the screenplay for the woefully miscast Chicago , was a huge fan of Dreamgirls during its long run on Broadway and had wanted for years to adapt it for film.
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[71] On the other hand, Mary Wilson attended the film's Los Angeles premiere, later stating that Dreamgirls moved her to tears and that it was "closer to the truth than they even know".[72]
Smokey Robinson, however, was less than pleased about Dreamgirls' allusions to Motown history. .In a January 25, 2007 interview with NPR, Robinson expressed offense at the film's portrayal of its Berry Gordy analogue, Curtis Taylor Jr., as a "villainous character" who deals in payola and other illegal activities.^ Posted by: kayla at January 16, 2007 11:25 AM .
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^ Posted by: Loob at January 7, 2007 1:25 PM .
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[73] He repeated these concerns in a later interview with Access Hollywood, adding that he felt DreamWorks and Paramount owed Gordy an apology.[74] On February 23, a week before the Oscars ceremony, DreamWorks and Paramount issued an apology to Gordy and the other Motown alumni.[75] Gordy issued a statement shortly afterwards expressing his acceptance of the apology.[75]
The payola scheme used in the film's script, to which Robinson took offense, is identical to the payola scheme allegedly used by Gordy and the other Motown executives, according to sworn court depositions from Motown executive Michael Lushka, offered during the litigation between the label and its chief creative team, Holland-Dozier-Holland.[76][77] Several references are also made to Mafia-backed loans Curtis uses to fund Rainbow Records.[78] Gordy was highly suspected, though never proven, to have used Mafia-backed loans to finance Motown during its later years.[79]

Awards

  • Academy Awards
    • Best Supporting Actor (Eddie Murphy) - Nomination
    • Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Hudson) - Winner
    • Art Direction - Nomination
    • Costume Design - Nomination
    • Sound Mixing - Winner
    • Original Song
      • "Listen" (Henry Krieger, Scott Cutler and Anne Preven) - Nomination
      • "Love You I Do" (Henry Krieger and Siedah Garrett) - Nomination
      • "Patience" (Henry Krieger and Willie Reale) - Nomination
  • Asian Excellence Awards
    • Best Supporting Actress in a Film (Sharon Leal)- Nominated
  • BAFTA Film Awards[80]
    • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Jennifer Hudson) - Winner
    • Best Film Music (The Anthony Asquith Award) - Nomination
  • BET Awards
    • Best Actress (Jennifer Hudson) - Winner
    • Best Actor (Eddie Murphy)- Nominated
    • Best Actor (Jamie Foxx)- Nominated
  • Black Reel Awards
    • Best Film - Winner
    • Best Actor (Jamie Foxx) - Nomination
    • Best Actress (Beyoncé Knowles) - Nomination
    • Best Supporting Actor (Eddie Murphy) - Nomination
    • Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Hudson) - Winner
    • Best Breakthrough Performance (Jennifer Hudson) - Winner
    • Best Original Score (Harvey Mason, Jr. & Damon Thomas) - Winner
    • Best Original Soundtrack (DreamWorks SKG/Music World/Columbia) - Winner
    • Best Song, Original or Adapted
      • "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" (performed by Jennifer Hudson) - Winner
      • "Listen" (performed by Beyoncé Knowles) - Nomination
      • "One Night Only" (performed by Jennifer Hudson) - Nomination
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association
    • Best Picture - Nomination
    • Best Supporting Actor (Eddie Murphy) - Winner
    • Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Hudson) - Winner
    • Best Acting Ensemble - Nomination
    • Best Director (Bill Condon)- Nomination
    • Best Song "Listen" (Henry Krieger, Anne Preven, Scott Cutler, Beyoncé Knowles)- Winner
    • Best Soundtrack - Winner
  • Golden Globe Awards
    • Best Picture: Comedy or Musical - Winner
    • Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (Beyoncé Knowles) - Nomination
    • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Eddie Murphy) - Winner
    • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Jennifer Hudson) - Winner
    • Best Original Song in a Motion Picture ("Listen"; music & lyrics by Henry Krieger, Anne Preven, Scott Cutler, Beyoncé Knowles) - Nomination
  • Grammy Awards
    • Outstanding Motion Picture Soundtrack or Compilation- (Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx, Sharon Leal, Harvey Mason Jr. & Damon Thomas) - Nomination
    • Outstanding Song Written for a Motion Picture- "Love You I Do" (Henry Krieger and Siedah Garrett)- Winner
  • MTV Movie Awards
    • Best Performance (Jennifer Hudson)- Nomination
    • Best Performance (Beyonce Knowles)- Nomination
  • NAACP Image Awards
    • Outstanding Motion Picture - Nomination
    • Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture (Jamie Foxx) - Nomination
    • Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture (Beyonce Knowles) - Nomination
    • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Danny Glover) - Nomination
    • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Eddie Murphy) - Nomination
    • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Jennifer Hudson) - Winner
    • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Anika Noni Rose) - Nomination
    • Outstanding Album (Dreamgirls Soundtrack) - Winner
  • Satellite Awards
    • Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical - Winner
    • Best Director (Bill Condon) - Winner', tied with Flags of Our Fathers (Clint Eastwood)
    • Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical (Beyoncé Knowles) - Nomination
    • Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jennifer Hudson) - Winner
    • Best Screenplay - Adapted (Bill Condon) - Nomination
    • Best Original Song
      • "Love You I Do" (Henry Krieger, Siedah Garrett) - Nomination
      • "Listen" (Henry Krieger, Anne Preven, Scott Cutler, Beyoncé Knowles) - Nomination
    • Film Editing (Virginia Katz) - Nomination
    • Sound (Editing & Mixing) (Willie Burton, Michael Minkler, Bob Beemer, Richard E. Yawn) - Winner
    • Art Direction & Production Design (John Myhre, Tomas Voth, Nancy Haigh) - Nomination
    • Costume Design (Sharen Davis) - Nomination
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards
    • Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nomination
    • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role (Jennifer Hudson) - Winner
    • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Eddie Murphy) - Winner

See also

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From Wikiquote

.Dreamgirls is a 2006 American musical film jointly produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures.^ Dreamgirls will be released by DreamWorks/Paramount on December 25, 2006.
  • Stephen Trask scores Dreamgirls - ScoringSessions.com 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.scoringsessions.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dreamgirls is a Broadway musical and a film.
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  • What is Dreamgirls? 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.wisegeek.com [Source type: General]

^ Dreamgirls (2006) Movie Pictures .
  • Dreamgirls (2006) Movie Pictures 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.hotflick.net [Source type: Academic]
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.A period piece set in the 1960s and 1970s with a primarily African-American cast, Dreamgirls is adapted from the 1981 Broadway musical of the same name.^ Dreamgirls is a period piece set in the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Dreamgirls « The Canadian Cinephile’s Reviews 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC canadiancinephile.com [Source type: General]

^ Dreamgirls is a Broadway musical and a film.
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  • What is Dreamgirls? 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.wisegeek.com [Source type: General]

^ Condon’s film was adapted from the 1981 Broadway musical of the same name, of course.
  • Dreamgirls « The Canadian Cinephile’s Reviews 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC canadiancinephile.com [Source type: General]

.The musical was based on the history and evolution of American R&B music during the eras of doo-wop, soul, the Motown Sound, funk, and disco.^ The musical was based on the history and evolution of American R&B music during the eras of doo-wop , soul , the Motown Sound , funk , and disco .
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ It takes place between 1962 and 1975, depicting the growing popularity of the Motown sound and its evolution and acceptance in American culture.
  • Dreamgirls at the Apollo - Theater Review | Dusty Wright's Culture Catch 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.culturecatch.com [Source type: General]

^ I was attracted to “Dreamgirls” for the actors, the era, the outfits, and the Soul Music, mainly the Broadway play’s centerpiece “And I am telling you.” I heard this song on the preview and as a soul music aficionado to say the least, heard what sounded like real soul.
  • Dreamgirls Review 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.hdfest.com [Source type: General]

.The film adaptation of Dreamgirls stars Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, and Eddie Murphy.^ Eddie Murphy acts as this film's fallen star.
  • Dreamgirls Trailer, Reviews and Schedule for Dreamgirls 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC movies.tvguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ The film stars Jamie Foxx and Beyonce Knowles.
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^ Murphy will join Jamie Foxx and Beyonce Knowles in the cast of the upcoming film "Dreamgirls," DreamWorks has announced.
  • Articles about Dreamgirls Musical - Los Angeles Times 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC articles.latimes.com [Source type: General]

.The film also features Danny Glover, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson, Sharon Leal, and Hinton Battle.^ "Dreamgirls (Finale)" - Jennifer Hudson, Beyonc Knowles, Sharon Leal, Anika Noni Rose .
  • SoundtrackNet : Dreamgirls Soundtrack 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.soundtrack.net [Source type: General]

^ Beyonce Knowles , Eddie Murphy , Jennifer Hudson , Jamie Foxx , Ralph Harris , Danny Glover What's it about?
  • Dreamgirls (2006) - Beyonce Knowles , Eddie Murphy , Jennifer Hudson , Jamie Foxx , Ralph Harris , Danny Glover 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.countingdown.com [Source type: General]

^ Jennifer Hudson's transcendent debut, there was nothing 4 or 5-star about this film.
  • Dreamgirls Info, Trailers, and Reviews at MovieTome 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.movietome.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Contents

Effie White

  • [singing] And I am telling you
    I'm not going
    You're the best man I'll ever know
    There's no way I could ever go
    no, no, there's no way
    No, no, no, no way
    I'm living without you
    I'm stayin', I'm stayin'
    And you, and you...you're gonna love me

Lorrell Robinson

  • [singing] And Lorrell loves Jimmy
    Lorrell loves Jimmy
    Lorrell loves Jimmy, it's true
    But Lorrell and Jimmy are through

The Dreams

.
  • [singing] Ev'ry man has his own special dream
    And that dream is just about to come true
    Life's not as bad as it may seem
    If you open your eyes towards in front of you
  • [singing] We're your dreamgirls, boy, we'll make you happy...^ Dreamgirls will make you feel alright!
    • DREAMGIRLS - DREAMGIRLS LYRICS 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.metrolyrics.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I'm the dream that'll give you more and more...
    • DREAMGIRLS - DREAMGIRLS LYRICS 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.metrolyrics.com [Source type: General]

    ^ EFFIE-Yes dreamgirls can make your dreams come true.
    • Lyrics, Dreamgirls Lyrics >> 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.stlyrics.com [Source type: General]
    • Jennifer Hudson - Dreamgirls Lyrics 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC artists.letssingit.com [Source type: General]

    Yeah!
    .We're your dreamgirls, boy, we'll always care
    We're your dreamgirls, dreamgirls will never leave you...
    ^ [EFFIE:] Dreamgirls always love you and they'll be true!
    • Dreamgirls Lyrics - Beyonce Knowles 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.kovideo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We're your Dreamgirls, boys!
    • DREAMGIRLS - DREAMGIRLS LYRICS 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.metrolyrics.com [Source type: General]
    • Dreamgirls Adult Costume - Costumes 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.buycostumes.com [Source type: General]
    • Dreamgirls - Television Tropes & Idioms 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

    ^ You stopped me once, but you'll never stop me again!
    • Dreamgirls Quotes - Reel Movie News 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.reelmovienews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    No, no!
    .And all you got to do is dream
    Baby, we'll be there
  • [singing] Heavy, heavy!^ I'm the dream that'll give you more and more...
    • DREAMGIRLS - DREAMGIRLS LYRICS 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.metrolyrics.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And all you have to do is dream, baby.
    • Dreamgirls - Television Tropes & Idioms 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

    ^ All you have to do is dream.
    • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • DVD Verdict Review - Dreamgirls: Two-Disc Showstopper Edition 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

    You got me heavy baby
    Heavy, heavy! You got so heavy on me

James "Thunder" Early

  • Hey, I got soul! .You can't kill a man with soul!
  • I can't do it no more.^ You can't kill a man with soul!
    • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ You know: no porn, no rudeness, no racist or defamatory statements - nothing that will kill the buzz.
    • dreamgirls's Channel at Metacafe 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And you spend no more than $5.00.

    .I can't sing no more sad songs.
  • Jimmy want a rib, Jimmy want a steak, Jimmy want a piece of your chocolate cake!
  • [to Lorrell] Where you goin'? You can't leave me, girl.^ Jimmy want a rib, Jimmy want a steak, Jimmy want a piece of your chocolate cake!
    • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Watch your DVDs, when you want!
    • Zip.ca - Dreamgirls 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.zip.ca [Source type: General]

    ^ News services Your news when you want it .
    • BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Dreamgirls apologise to Motown 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC news.bbc.co.uk [Source type: News]

    I love you.

Dialogue

.Mae Jones: I'm amazed, Mr, Taylor.^ Mae Jones: I'm amazed, Mr, Taylor.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.As much as I love my daughter, I never thought she had much of a voice.^ As much as I love my daughter, I never thought she had much of a voice.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ The script is much too cheesy for my liking and a never ending emotional song halfway through nearly had me turning off the tv.
  • Dreamgirls DVD - Rent At Screenclick 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.screenclick.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even my wife (who loves Musicals) said there was too much siiiiiiinnnnnnnggggggiiiiinngggggg.
  • Dreamgirls Movie Reviews 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.tribute.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Curtis Taylor, Jr.: Oh, Deena has something better.^ Curtis Taylor, Jr.: Oh, Deena has something better.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Curtis Taylor Jr.: Baby, come on!
  • Dreamgirls Quotes - Reel Movie News 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.reelmovienews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Although they do not win, they quickly attract the attention of the ambitious Curtis Taylor, Jr. (Jamie Foxx), who jumps at the chance to become their manager.
  • Dreamgirls on DVD, Blu-ray | WorstPreviews.com 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.worstpreviews.com [Source type: General]

She has a...quality.
.Mae Jones: You make her sound like a product.^ Mae Jones: You make her sound like a product.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Also, it makes you sound like an idiot.
  • Dreamgirls | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Not like it's getting physically bigger, but like the muscles are widening to make room for some big sound.
  • NOGOODFORME.COM > style + pop culture > yr ultimate fashion mixtape > Dream Girls Archives 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC nogoodforme.filmstills.org [Source type: General]

.Curtis Taylor, Jr.: "A product."^ Curtis Taylor Jr., who offers them the opportunity of a lifetime: to become the back-up singers for headliner James "Thunder" Early.
  • Dreamgirls - Movie Reviews, Photos & Videos, Layouts & Wallpapers, Fan Club 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Although they do not win, they quickly attract the attention of the ambitious Curtis Taylor, Jr. (Jamie Foxx), who jumps at the chance to become their manager.
  • Dreamgirls on DVD, Blu-ray | WorstPreviews.com 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.worstpreviews.com [Source type: General]

^ Jamie Foxx played Curtis Taylor Jr. Dreamgirls Who played Deena Jones in the movie Dreamgirls ?
  • Dreamgirls - Blockbuster Online 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.blockbuster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

I like that!

.Effie White: [about Deena] She ain't better than anybody.^ Effie White: [about Deena] She ain't better than anybody.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ The soundtrack to Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson and Effie White’s lives starts promising -- a bouncing melody to match their young, optimistic energy.
  • Home Theater & Sound -- Dreamgirls (Two-Disc Showstopper Edition) - **** 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.hometheatersound.com [Source type: General]

^ Deena's mother confides in him that she never thought her daughter had much of a voice, to which Curtis replies: "Deena has something better than a voice - she has a quality."
  • BFI | Sight & Sound | Film of the Month: Dreamgirls (2006) 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.bfi.org.uk [Source type: General]

.She ain't nothin' but common!^ She ain't nothin' but common!
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Deena Jones: Now who you callin' common, you self-indulgent, self-absorbed, non-professional?^ Deena Jones: You got same the same dress I got?
  • Dreamgirls Quotes - Reel Movie News 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.reelmovienews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Deena Jones: You got the same wig I got?
  • Dreamgirls Quotes - Reel Movie News 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.reelmovienews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Deena Jones: Now who you callin' common, you self-indulgent, self-absorbed, non-professional?
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Effie White: You!^ Jennifer Hudson 's performance as Effie White (and her performance of the song "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going") was particularly acclaimed and earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  • Dreamgirls 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Effie Melody White: Tell me something, Curtis: do you think it's right to promote an amateur performer over a professional?
  • Dreamgirls Quotes - Reel Movie News 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.reelmovienews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And I'm telilng you, I'm not going: Effie White (Jennifer Hudson, in her film debut) loses her lead position in the girl group — and her man.
  • Hudson propels 'Dreamgirls' - USATODAY.com 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

I'm callin' you! .I'm callin' you the common piece he's knockin' off!^ I'm callin' you the common piece he's knockin' off!
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Deena Jones: Now who you callin' common, you self-indulgent, self-absorbed, non-professional?
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Deena Jones: Now you listen to me, Miss Blame-It-On-The-World, see, I put up with you for much too long.^ Deena Jones: Now you listen to me, Miss Blame-It-On-The-World, see, I put up with you for much too long.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Coming off a show with so much hype people expect you to produce something, if you’re not going to be in a movie, you better put out an album,” she said.
  • My Interview with Dreamgirls Star Syesha Mercado : American Idol 9 – Rickey.org 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.rickey.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You could never arrive in a city and have a dresser do the Deena Jones changes without losing their minds and walking out the door.
  • A revamped 'Dreamgirls' hits Heinz Hall 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.post-gazette.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I have put up with your bitchin', I put up with your naggin', and all your screamin' too!^ I have put up with your bitchin', I put up with your naggin', and all your screamin' too!
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Murphy´s biggest hit was the 1985 single "Party All the Time" and he found some success with the 1989 release "Put Your Mouth on Me."
  • Dreamgirls (2-Disc Showstopper Edition) - DVD review (1 of 2) 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.dvdtown.com [Source type: General]
  • Dreamgirls (2 Disc Special Collectors Edition) - Blu-ray review (1 of 2) 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.dvdtown.com [Source type: General]

^ WTF is up with JHUD’s dress, she needs to upgrade(start by firing your stylist) and stop wearing black all the damn time!!!
  • » DREAMGIRLS IN LONDON // 'CONCRETELOOP.COM' - QUALITY NOT QUANTITY 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC concreteloop.com [Source type: General]

.Lorrell Robinson: Now when are you two gonna stop all this fighting?^ Lorrell Robinson: Now when are you two gonna stop all this fighting?
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ The Dreamgirls groups comprises of three singers two best friends; Deena Jones and Lorrell Robinson.
  • Cheap Dream Girls Tickets, Discount Dream Girls Tickets, Play Schedule Tour Dates Seating Chart 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.onlineticketspot.com [Source type: General]

^ And I am telling you I'm not going You're the best man I'll ever know There's no way I could ever go no, no, there's no way No, no, no, no way I'm living without you I'm stayin', I'm stayin' And you, and you...you're gonna love me [ edit ] Lorrell Robinson .
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Effie White: Stay out of this, Lorrell!^ Effie White, Deena Jones and Lorrell Robinson three friends from Chicago are a promising singing trio called The Dreamettes.
  • hmv.com: dvd: Dreamgirls (2007) 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC hmv.com [Source type: General]

^ Effie White, Deena Jones, and Lorrell Robinson - three friends from Chicago - are a promising singing trio called The Dreamettes.
  • Dreamgirls (2006) - Yahoo! Shopping 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC shopping.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Dreamgirls Movie Trailer 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.clevver.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Dreams are led by Effie White (Jennifer Hudson) and her two best friends Deena Jones & Lorrell Robinson (Beyonc Knowles & Anika Noni Rose).
  • Dreamgirls (Blu-ray) : DVD Talk Review of the Blu-ray 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

This is between Deena and me!
Lorrell Robinson: Yeah? Well, it's between me too! I'm a part of this group as anybody else! And I'm tired! .Effie, I'm tired of all the problems you're makin' us!^ Effie, I'm tired of all the problems you're makin' us!
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ You see, Effies problem is she is the best singer in the group, a fabulous front-woman, only she is on the heavy side, and Curtis knows that Effie wont "sell" the group.
  • Entertainment Ave! The Movie Theater - A movie review of Dreamgirls. 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.entertainmentavenue.com [Source type: General]

^ You can ask questions about the programmes, try answering other people's queries or just tell us all about your nostalgic memories .
  • Dreamgirls - Anything else - Other - 1950's British TV and Radio - Message Board Yuku 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC whirligigtv.yuku.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Effie White: I always knew you two were together.^ Effie Melody White: Tell me something, Curtis: do you think it's right to promote an amateur performer over a professional?
  • Dreamgirls Quotes - Reel Movie News 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.reelmovienews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Dreams are led by Effie White (Jennifer Hudson) and her two best friends Deena Jones & Lorrell Robinson (Beyonc Knowles & Anika Noni Rose).
  • Dreamgirls (Blu-ray) : DVD Talk Review of the Blu-ray 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ Scene: Effie White is the best singer you’re gonna find .
  • Dreamgirls in Concert | Nonesuch Records 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.nonesuch.com [Source type: General]

Lorrell Robinson: What?!
.Effie White: I always knew you two were gangin' up on me!^ Effie White: I always knew you two were together.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Effie White: I always knew you two were gangin' up on me!
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Effie Melody White: Tell me something, Curtis: do you think it's right to promote an amateur performer over a professional?
  • Dreamgirls Quotes - Reel Movie News 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.reelmovienews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Deena Jones: She had nothing to do with this change.^ You could never arrive in a city and have a dresser do the Deena Jones changes without losing their minds and walking out the door.
  • A revamped 'Dreamgirls' hits Heinz Hall 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.post-gazette.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It was you! .You always thinkin' of you!^ Always thinkin'of you!
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ You always thinkin' of you!
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Always thinkin'of you!^ Always thinkin'of you!
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ You always thinkin' of you!
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Curtis Taylor, Jr.: I knew you were trouble from the start.^ Curtis Taylor, Jr.: But you're gettin' out now.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Curtis Taylor, Jr.: I knew you were trouble from the start.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Curtis Taylor, Jr.: You were real bad trouble from the start.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Effie White: Trouble?!^ Effie White: Trouble?!
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Curtis Taylor, Jr.: You were real bad trouble from the start.^ Curtis Taylor, Jr.: But you're gettin' out now.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Curtis Taylor, Jr.: I knew you were trouble from the start.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Curtis Taylor, Jr.: You were real bad trouble from the start.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Effie White: Curtis, I'm your woman!^ Effie White: Curtis, I'm your woman!
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Effie White : So they bought your black ass too, huh?
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Hopeful talents Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson and Effie White are performing as the Dreamettes when ambitious agent Curtis Taylor Jr. .
  • 'Dreamgirls' debuts :: The SouthtownStar ::52 Weekends 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.southtownstar.com [Source type: General]

.Curtis Taylor, Jr.: But you're gettin' out now.^ Curtis Taylor, Jr.: But you're gettin' out now.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Curtis Taylor, Jr.: I knew you were trouble from the start.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Curtis Taylor, Jr.: You were real bad trouble from the start.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.I'm not building this group to have you tear it apart!^ I'm not building this group to have you tear it apart!
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Jealousy will tear you apart, though its never too late for redemption?

.Go head and rant and scream and shout!^ Go head and rant and scream and shout!
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Don't worry, baby, I'll buy you out.^ Don't worry, baby, I'll buy you out.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Don’t worry baby.
  • » DREAMGIRLS IN LONDON // 'CONCRETELOOP.COM' - QUALITY NOT QUANTITY 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC concreteloop.com [Source type: General]

^ Now i dont have baby cause buy yaz well dont worry im not gonna be your gudge But Gregory House MD is strongly addicted to buy vicodin .
  • Event Tickets | Dreamgirls | list 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.seemyseat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Effie White: There's no money dirty enough to buy me out.^ Effie White: Stay out of this, Lorrell!
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Effie White: There's no money dirty enough to buy me out.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Weird enough, there's no soul in it, no spice, nothing to chew on.
  • Dreamgirls - Movie Reviews, Photos & Videos, Layouts & Wallpapers, Fan Club 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You remember that, Curtis!^ You remember that, Curtis!
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]


M.C.: And now, the courageous, the curvaceous, Creamettes!
.Deena Jones: It's the Dreamettes!^ The Sixties Spotlight Stealing Title : Curtiss fixation on Deena is made most obvious when he re-titles the group from "The Dreams" to "Deena Jones and The Dreams".
  • Dreamgirls - Television Tropes & Idioms 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Deena Jones & The Dreams & Jennifer Hudson .
  • Dreamgirls (Music from the Motion Picture) by Various Artists - Download Dreamgirls (Music from the Motion Picture) on iTunes 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC phobos.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Okay, "Dreamgirls" centers on the girl group "The Dreamettes," later "The Dreams," and even later "Deena Jones and The Dreams."
  • Entertainment Ave! The Movie Theater - A movie review of Dreamgirls. 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.entertainmentavenue.com [Source type: General]

The Dreamettes!

.C.C. White: Effie, Curtis was supposed to...^ C.C. White : Effie, Curtis was supposed to...
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Feeling that Effie's voice is too “churchy” and her figure too large to attract white audiences, Curtis appoints the slimmer Deena as the lead singer of the Dreamettes.
  • Dreamgirls (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: General]

^ I know that Effie and Curtis were supposed to have a sex scene because they talked about on Oprah, but it got cut off.
  • Dreamgirls (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: General]

.Effie White: Love me.^ Effie White : Love me.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Curtis was supposed to love me.^ Curtis was supposed to love me.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]


.Magic White: Momma, why are you so slow?^ Magic White : Momma, why are you so slow?
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Effie White: Because I'm old.^ Effie White : Because I'm old.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Rumors have been swirling that Beyoncé is miffed because Hudson is the movie’s obvious breakout star for her role as powerhouse vocalist Effie White.
  • Seriously? OMG! WTF? » Dreamgirls 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC seriouslyomg.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.C.C. White: Lay off, Effie.^ C.C. White : Lay off, Effie.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Just take the money and run.^ Just take the money and run.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Effie White: You in this with them, C.C.?^ Effie White: I always knew you two were together.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Effie White: You!
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Effie White : You in this with them, C.C.?
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.C.C. White: Cool it, Effie.^ C.C. White : I said, cool it, Effie.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ C.C. White : Cool it, Effie.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.This time you know what you've done.^ And you know I don't know if you cut that it 82 was before her time.

^ I've changed my pick for Best Picture this year so many times you'd think I have multiple personalities.
  • Dreamgirls: Dreamgirls Movie Reviews, Dreamgirls Reviews, Dreamgirls Story, Plot, Cast, Photos, Wallpapers and Videos - Piczo Movies 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC movies.piczo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You know, Tom, I've read through this piece twice now and I still can't figure out if the answer is "yes" or "no" :) .
  • Oscars mystery: Can 'Dreamgirls' win best picture? | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: General]

.Effie White: So they bought your black ass too, huh?^ Accompanied by their songwriter C.C. White (Effie's brother), they travel to New York to compete in a talent show at the Apollo Theatre.
  • hmv.com: dvd: Dreamgirls (2007) 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC hmv.com [Source type: General]

^ He'll zap the black out of Jimmy and the Dreams so they can play white clubs, hit the pop charts and make it in Hollywood.
  • Dreamgirls : Review : Rolling Stone 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

.C.C. White: I said, cool it, Effie.^ C.C. White : I said, cool it, Effie.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ C.C. White : Cool it, Effie.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.This time you've gone too far.^ This time you know what you've done.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ This time you've gone too far.
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Effie White: Oh, I can go further!^ Effie White : Oh, I can go further!
  • Dreamgirls (film) - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ The expected applause will go towards Jennifer Hudson, who triumphs as Effie White.
  • Dreamgirls - Reader Reviews - NYTimes.com 9 February 2010 13:38 UTC community.nytimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

I can go further!

Taglines

  • Fame comes and goes, starts rise and fall, but dreams live forever.
  • All you have to do is dream.
  • One dream will change everything.

Main cast

Actor Role
Jamie Foxx Curtis Taylor, Jr.
Beyonce Knowles Deena Jones
Eddie Murphy James "Thunder" Early
Danny Glover Marty Madison
Jennifer Hudson Effie White
Anika Noni Rose Lorrell Robinson
Keith Robinson C.C. White
Sharon Leal Michelle Morris
Hinton Battle Wayne

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