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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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19 August 2006 (USA)  »

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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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Pass Me Not
Lyrics' by Fanny Crosby and music by William Howard Doane
Performed by Fantasia Barrino
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Wow!
19 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have a new found respect for Miss Fantasia! Not only did she do a wonderful job playing herself, but you are left inspired by her story.

This movie was well casted and directed brilliantly by Debbie Allen. Lorretta Divine is just that! Kadeem Hardison is a riot and adds comedic flavor to the mix. Viola Davis is a joy to watch as Fantasia's mother. Thomas Hyde III does a nice job in the supporting role of her brother.

There are wonderful musical segments that enhance the story as well-just enough that it doesn't take away from the plot.

This is something that you just have to see for yourself. I suggest you have a box of tissues next to you.


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