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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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Mr. Emanuel
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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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Biography | Drama | Music

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19 August 2006 (USA)  »

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A História de Fantasia Barrino  »

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


Soundtracks

God Bless The Child
Written by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog Jr.
Performed by Fantasia Barrino
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This is not a "Rags To Riches" movie. It's REAL!
21 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love, appreciate, and understand everything about this movie. My nervous anticipation was worth the wait. Fantasia, of course, had to ACT-out her role, even though, it was true-to-life. This is what made it even greater, because, she didn't seem to be ACTING! The Icon, Veteran Super Actress, Loretta Devine; with Veteran; Kadeem Hardison, along with that stadium security guard and the boyfriend (whom I've seen "somewhere"), all succeeded in making a movie that I hated to end. Even her Project single mom friends, schoolmates, and teacher were so real and non-acting like. This movie should be a great inspiration for ANYBODY to want to do better and strive for a better life. I'm especially happy for Fantasia and her family.


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