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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.

Director:

Debbie Allen

Writers:

Keith Glover (teleplay), Fantasia Barrino (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fantasia Barrino ... Fantasia Barrino
Loretta Devine ... Addie Collins
Viola Davis ... Diane Barrino
Kadeem Hardison ... Joseph Barrino
Chico Benymon ... Rodney Birks
Jamia Simone Nash ... Young Fantasia
JoNell Kennedy ... Barbara
Cedric Pendleton ... Johnny Lee
Julius Tennon ... Mr. Emanuel
Thomas Tah Hyde III ... Rico Barrino
Norman Nixon Jr. Norman Nixon Jr. ... Dwayne
Paul Amadi Paul Amadi ... Young Rico
Terrance Thomas ... Young Tiny
Deanna Dawn ... Ruby
Toussant Duchess Toussant Duchess ... Wanda Jean
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Storyline

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

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

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Details

Official Sites:

Lifetime TV

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A História de Fantasia Barrino See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Color
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Trivia

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


Soundtracks

Chain of Fools
Written by Don Covay
Performed by Fantasia Barrino
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Great story!!
21 August 2006 | by hanshawluvSee 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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