Knowles, Beyonce

SKU: 032429283023

UPC 032429283023
Release Date 2017-10-10
Studio Paramount Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Format Color
Synopsis 3.5 stars out of 4 -- This baby dazzles like nothing else anywhere....DREAMGIRLS is a movie that has everything: a blazing new star in Jennifer Hudson, a riveting, revitalized Eddie Murphy, a hot-lick score...[and] a timely story...[W]hen was the last time you saw a first-time film actress upstage an Oscar winner, a pop diva and a movie star of long standing? Ms. Hudson is not going anywhere. She has arrived.The 1982 Tony-Award-winning musical DREAMGIRLS shimmies its way to the big screen with a stellar cast and undeniable sheen. Set in 1960s Detroit, DREAMGIRLS follows the commercial and cultural struggles of the R&B recording industry, through the rise of the Dreamettes (later shortened to just the Dreams) from backup singers to headlining international superstars. The trio--Deena (Beyoncé Knowles), Effie (Jennifer Hudson), and Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose)--soon discover the harsh reality behind the glamour of fame and fortune, as the group's controlling and shady manager, Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx), uses them to help build his musical empire and capture his dream of crossing over from R&B to the pop charts. He sacrifices Effie's immense talent as lead singer for Deena's stunning, more mainstream look to sell the sound, pushing marketable appeal over musical artisanship--and compromising the ambitions of his protégés. Since its Broadway debut, DREAMGIRLS has been widely rumored to be inspired by the hugely successful girl-group the Supremes, as well as some of Motown's biggest players. Knowles's Deena portrays a Diana Ross-like character, radiant in miraculous recreations of the hairstyles and fashions that made Ross timeless, while Foxx's Taylor exemplifies the style of influential Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. Former AMERICAN IDOL contestant Jennifer Hudson makes her feature-film debut delivering a knockout performance as the larger-than-life Effie, and Eddie Murphy is believable as the misunderstood James Brown-like character of Jimmy Thunder Early. Vibrant with colorful costumes and sleek backdrops, the film flows effortlessly from dialogue to musical numbers, each song capturing the richness of the talented cast and the essence of the era, endlessly soaring with fast-paced excitement and nonstop emotion.DREAMGIRLS is the rare movie musical with real rapture in it....[The editing] works in beautiful smooth tandem with the whooshing, darting camera. -- Grade: B+Ranked #2 in Rolling Stone's The 10 Best Movies Of 2006 -- DREAMGIRLS is a movie you take to heart.4 stars out of 5 -- Murphy delivers easily his best work to date in a role that perfectly utilises his wise-cracking persona, earthy singing voice and steadily advancing years.[T]he greatest pleasure comes from its honesty as a musical....[With] great spangly extravaganzas of glam and glory, fireworks and frocks.Theatrical Release: December 15, 20064 stars out of 5 -- Packed with big production numbers and dazzling cinematography, this movie is sequin-sharp and note perfect...
Cast Fatima Robinson (Choreographer)
Bill Condon (Director)
Laurence Mark (Producer)
Danny Glover (Star)
Hinton Battle (Star)
Anika Noni Rose (Star)
Sharon Leal (Star)
Jamie Foxx (Star)
Virginia Katz (Editor)
Henry Krieger (Composer)
Eddie Murphy (Star)
Beyonce Knowles (Star)
Jennifer Hudson (Star)
Anne Preven (Music)
Patricia Witcher (Executive Producer)
John Myhre (Production Designer)
Bill Condon (Screenwriter)
Tom Voth (Star)
John Lithgow (Star)
Sharen Davis (Costume Designer)
Keith Robinson (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray/DVD Features: Region [unknown] Widescreen Audio: English
Language English
Weight 0.25000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Musicals
Attribute Additional Footage,DVD Included,Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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