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Dreamgirls

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Dreamgirls

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
131 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/15/06
Wide Release Date:
12/25/06
performer:
Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce Knowles, Danny Glover, Eddie Murphy, Keith Robinson, Anika Noni Rose
director:
Bill Condon
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
2442
genre:
Drama, musical

We gave it a C-

The rare movie musical with real rapture in it. For the electrifying first hour, director Bill Condon stages this candy-colored roman à clef about the rise of the Supremes and Motown as a single, flowing eruption of storytelling energy. Jennifer Hudson’s big number is grandly shattering, but since the characters are archetypes, the drama that follows is a bit hollow.

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