[ 2007-06-18 17:59 ]
and gentlemen, the Detroit Theater continues our legendary talent contest with
the indefatigable Stepp Sisters!
Dreamgirls is a 2006 American musical film jointly
produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures. The film
debuted in three special road show engagements beginning December 15, 2006, with
a nationwide release on December 25, 2006 and an upcoming home video release on
May 1, 2007. Dreamgirls won three awards at the 64th Golden Globe Awards
ceremony in 2007, including Best Picture - Musical or Comedy, and won two Oscars
at the 79th Academy Awards.
A period piece set in the 1960s and 1970s with a primarily African-American
cast, Dreamgirls is adapted from the 1981 Broadway musical of the same name. The
musical was loosely based upon the history and evolution of American R&B
music during the eras of doo-wop, soul, the Motown Sound, funk, and disco.
Onstage, Dreamgirls contained several allusions to the lives and careers of
Motown Records act The Supremes, a connection the film version expands upon.
Dreamgirls follows the lives of three women - Effie White, Deena Jones, and
Lorrell Robinson - who, as members of an R&B singing group called "The
Dreamettes," become famous as the backing group for soul singer James "Thunder"
Early, thanks to manipulative manager and record label executive Curtis Taylor,
Jr. Conflict arises when Curtis desires to transform the Dreamettes into "The
Dreams," a pop-friendly act, particularly when he has Deena replace Effie, as
both lead singer of the group and as his romantic interest.
The film adaptation of Dreamgirls, which had been in development at various
times during the 1980s and 1990s, stars Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, and Eddie
Murphy. The film also features Danny Glover, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose,
Keith Robinson, Sharon Leal, and Hinton Battle. Produced by Laurence Mark,
Dreamgirls was written and directed for the screen by Bill Condon, screenwriter
of the Academy Award-winning film adaptation of Chicago, working from the
original Broadway book by Tom Eyen and the Broadway songs by Eyen and Henry
Krieger. Jennifer Hudson, an American Idol alumnus who made her film debut in
Dreamgirls, won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her
portrayal of Effie White.
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I wish you'd talk some sense into that
son of yours.
I can't wait to see my daughter.