Plot Summary: In the late 1960s, three close Chicago friends, Deena Jones (Beyoncé Knowles), Effie White (Jennifer Hudson), and Lorrell Robinson (Anika Noni Rose) form a promising singing trio called The Dreamettes. With Effie’s brother C.C. (Keith Robinson) accompanying them as their songwriter, the group travels to New York to compete in a talent show. Although they do not win, they quickly attract the attention of the ambitious Curtis Taylor, Jr. (Jamie Foxx), who jumps at the chance to become their manager. Using devious showbiz tactics, he is able to get The Dreamettes a gig as backup singers for James “Thunder” Early (Eddie Murphy), one of the hottest male R & B singers at that moment. It isn’t long before the girls become superstars of their own right and crossover into mainstream pop. They evolve into a more sophisticated group under the new name, The Dreams. Unfortunately, all the money and fame doesn’t bring them the happiness they desire. Lead singer Effie is coldly replaced by the more attractive Deena and even dropped from the group altogether soon after. Deena too leaves The Dreams to pursue an acting career and when word of various other scandals gets out, the three women learn that the price of fame can be quite hefty.
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December 25th, 2006 (wide)
December 15th, 2006 (limited)
May 1st, 2007 (DVD)
Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Hudson, Keith Robinson, Bobby Slayton, Hinton Battle, Sharon Leal, John Krasinski
Total: 103 vote(s).
Drama, Special Interests
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Rated PG-13 for language, some sexuality and drug content