MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,201 this week

Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama, Music  |  19 August 2006 (USA)
5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 529 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 1 critic

Fantasia Barrino overcomes sexual abuse, illiteracy, and other setbacks and becomes the winner of "American Idol" in 2004.

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (book)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 212 titles
created 19 Jul 2011
 
a list of 9 titles
created 11 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 41 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 159 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 387 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (TV Movie 2006)

Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (TV Movie 2006) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story.
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A couple's seemingly solid marriage begins to crumble when the wife discovers that her husband intends to divorce her.

Director: Darren Grant
Stars: Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Tyler Perry
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

This fact-based Lifetime drama follows one mother's,(Tiffany Rubin played by Taraji P. Henson) nightmarish struggle to retrieve the 7-year-old son,(Kobe played by Drew Davis)her ex-husband ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Harvey
Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Terry O'Quinn, David Haydn-Jones
Lila & Eve (2015)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Two distraught mothers, whose children were gunned down in a drive-by, team up to avenge their deaths after local authorities fail to take action.

Director: Charles Stone III
Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis, Shea Whigham
For Better or Worse (TV Series 2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Follows the ups-and-downs of married life for Marcus and Angela.

Stars: Tasha Smith, Brad James, Kent Faulcon
Director: Louis Gossett Jr.
Stars: Keke Palmer, Wendell Pierce, Cicely Tyson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Addie Collins
...
...
Joseph Barrino
Chico Benymon ...
Rodney Birks
...
...
Barbara
...
Johnny Lee
...
Mr. Emanuel
...
Rico Barrino
Norman Nixon Jr. ...
Dwayne
...
Young Rico
...
Young Tiny
...
Ruby
Toussant Duchess ...
Wanda Jean
Edit

Storyline

American Idol's third season winner Fantasia Barrino plays herself in a television movie that shows how the teenage single mother overcame poverty, sexual abuse and illiteracy to win the hit talent show. "Life Is Not a Fairy Tale: The Fantasia Barrino Story" will premiere in August 2006 on the women's cable channel, Lifetime Television. Written by Chuck Halley

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

My story is I believe

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A História de Fantasia Barrino  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Debbie Allen has a brief cameo as a woman in sunglasses auditioning for American Idol. See more »

Connections

Features American Idol (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Pass Me Not
Lyrics' by Fanny Crosby and music by William Howard Doane
Performed by Fantasia Barrino
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Fantasia story is an inspiration
7 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fantasia, you are an inspiration to me. You did a wonderful job acting. I am looking forward to seeing you more often on television. Thank you Debbie Allen for directing this wonderful movie. Fantasia, you are my American Idol! I do not care what anybody says. I will buy and support every CD or movie that you are in. I have had struggles in my past also and overcame them. Fantasia, continue to keep it real and be yourself. You are a beautiful person with a sweet personality. You deserve all the blessings that have come upon you. I was also happy to see Kadeem acting as Fantasia's father. You go Kadeem! The whole cast was wonderful. Debbie Allen, you are a wonderful director. Keep doing what you are doing. I will buy and support all your work also. I think America needs more movies like this because there are so many young people who needs to see inspiring movies like this.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
guys too hot for fantasia shadylane84
How Many Ppl Noticed the Debbie Allen Cameo??? slimsticks
Movie Premiering- Saturday August 19, 2006 @ 9:00pm et/pt annemaeanne
filming location troms_1108
Fantasia is a good example to America bermudagirl711
Full Cast of 'Life Is Not A Fairytale : The Fantasia Barrino Story' annemaeanne

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?