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

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

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Addie Collins
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Joseph Barrino
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Rodney Birks
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Barbara
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Johnny Lee
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Rico Barrino
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Wanda Jean
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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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Features American Idol (2002) See more »

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Pass Me Not
Lyrics' by Fanny Crosby and music by William Howard Doane
Performed by Fantasia Barrino
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This was made into a movie on purpose?
9 November 2007 | by (Kennesaw, Georgia) – See all my reviews

I must say I can't imagine someone picking this "story" as worthy of a movie. Lifetime has so many amazing movies and stories about true life crimes and stories and this is so not one of them. I do feel sorry for the little girl who did not ask to be brought into this world or to have the way she was brought into this world on display for all her friends to see. It is very sad that this is what America wants to see and this is the idea of a role model. Reading and Writing are so important and what happened to getting married and having children? This whole story is not something that needed to be praised. Someone wrote a book for this girl and then they decided to make it into a movie and then to make matters worse, the girl portrayed in the story played the role in the movie. Would you like more clarification? How much are you going to glorify this terrible example for our youth? Lifetime movies are usually a 10+ but this one ranks on the negative scale in a huge way.


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