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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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Fantasia Barrino
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Addie Collins
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Diane Barrino
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Joseph Barrino
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Rodney Birks
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Young Fantasia
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Barbara
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Johnny Lee
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Mr. Emanuel
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Rico Barrino
Norman Nixon Jr. ...
Dwayne
Paul Amadi ...
Young Rico
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Young Tiny
Deanna Dawn ...
Ruby
Toussant Duchess ...
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 »

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Features American Idol (2002) See more »

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Chain of Fools
Written by Don Covay
Performed by Fantasia Barrino
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Awesome
20 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie was absolutely awesome. I could relate to her regarding some personal trials she went through and it only made me respect her more. The last church scene was spiritually touching!

Fantasia did a great job of portraying herself. You go girl!!!! I was apprehensive about that choice but 'Tasia worked it out! The cast was also well casted. Chico Benymon is such a cutie. I love him from "Half & Half". Also, Kadeem Hardison has definitely grown as an actor. I can now see beyond the "Dwayne Wayne" persona. He IS a grown man now. I'm not familiar with the woman who played her mother but she did an awesome job herself.

It's just a great job done all around. Kudos to Debbie Allen on directing this hit movie!


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