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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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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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Mr. Emanuel
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Rico Barrino
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Dwayne
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Young Rico
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Young Tiny
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Ruby
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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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My story is I believe

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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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Chain of Fools
Performed by Fantasia Barrino
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Great story!!
21 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. Fantasia's story is a real and true story of many. I really love how she was able to relive some awful times that she encountered. I must say there was some age issues for me. At times you could not tell how old she was, and when she was supposed to be playing herself as a teenager she was given a very heavy southern accent. Another aspect of the movie I really enjoyed was the singing of Loretta Divine and the actress that played Fantasia's mother. Kadeem Hardison did a great job playing a strong father as well as a young father. Little Indyah Hanshaw was wonderful. I hope to see her in many more films, commercials, the works!!


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