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

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama, Music  |  19 August 2006 (USA)
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Fantasia Barrino overcomes sexual abuse, illiteracy, and other setbacks and becomes the winner of "American Idol" in 2004.

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Barbara
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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

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


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Summertime
Written by DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Fantasia Barrino
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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.


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