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Dreamgirls (2006)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Musical | 25 December 2006 (USA)
A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.

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M.C. (as Ralph Harris)
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Tiny Joe Dixon
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Storyline

Detroit, the early 1960s. Curtis Taylor, Jr., a car salesman, breaks into the music business with big dreams. He signs a trio of young women, the Dreamettes, gets them a job backing an R&B performer, James "Thunder" Early, establishes his own record label and starts wheeling and dealing. When Early flames out, Curtis makes the Dreamettes into headliners as the Dreams, but not before demoting their hefty big-voiced lead singer, Effie White, and putting the softer-voiced looker, Deena Jones, in front. Soon after, he fires Effie, sends her into a life of proud poverty, and takes Deena and the Dreams to the top. How long can Curtis stay there, and will Effie ever get her due? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Fame Comes And Goes, Stars Rise And Fall, But Dreams Live Forever See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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25 December 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Soñadoras  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$378,950, 17 December 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$103,365,956

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$154,937,680
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The jokes that Bobby Slayton tells in the Miami night club were taken verbatim from Don Rickles's 1968 album "Hello, Dummy!" See more »

Goofs

During "Steppin' to the Bad Side", tambourines appear just before the gospel break. It's part of the choreography, using an old stage and film musical technique. See more »

Quotes

James 'Thunder' Early: Hey, where you going? You can't leave me, girl! I love you!
Lorrell Robinson: [sings] And Lorrell loves Jimmy, / Lorrell loves Jimmy, / Lorrell loves Jimmy, it's true. / But Lorrell and Jimmy are through.
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Lorrell Robinson: "I got a show to do", remember, baby?
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Lorrell Robinson: Oh, baby, I got a show to do!
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Crazy Credits

The film begins immediately after the distribution studio logos, with no opening titles/credits of any kind. See more »

Connections

Edited into Dreamgirls: T4 Movie Special (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Step on Over
Written by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen
Performed by Beyoncé, Anika Noni Rose, and Sharon Leal
Produced by The Underdogs (Harvey Mason Jr. and Damon Thomas)
Published by Dreamgirls Music (ASCAP) admin. by Universal-Geffen Music and Dreamettes Music (BMI) admin. by Universal-Geffen Music
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Jennifer Hudson
13 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

The movie was excellent. I saw it last night and Jennifer Hudson got plenty of cheers and claps all through out the movie. The whole first half of the movie you forget that Beyonce is even in it. Don't get me wrong she does a great job too. Eddie Murphy was also very spectacular. It was good to see him in a film of this caliber again. There are great songs and the movie is aesthetically beautiful to the eyes. There are a number of great actors and actresses in the movie as well and I hope after their performance in Dreamgirls they get more work in the industry. Jennifer Hudson really shines in this movie, she definitely deserves to win any and all awards she is nominated for. PLEASE GO SEE THIS MOVIE!


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