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Dreamgirls is a american film of genre Drama directed by Bill Condon released in USA on 25 december 2006 with Jamie Foxx

Dreamgirls (2006)

Dreamgirls
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Released in USA 25 december 2006
Length 2h10
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Musical
Rating65% 3.2507453.2507453.2507453.2507453.250745

Dreamgirls is a 2006 American musical drama film, directed by Bill Condon and jointly produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures. The film debuted in three special road show engagements starting in December 15, 2006 before its nationwide release on December 25, 2006. Adapted from the 1981 Broadway musical of the same name by composer Henry Krieger and lyricist/librettist Tom Eyen, Dreamgirls is a biographical film ( film à clef) of the history of the Motown record label and one of its acts, The Supremes. The story follows the history and evolution of American R&B music during the 1960s and 1970s through the eyes of a Detroit, Michigan girl group known as the Dreams and their manipulative record executive.

The film adaptation of Dreamgirls stars Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, and Jennifer Hudson, and also features Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose and Keith Robinson. Produced by Laurence Mark, the film's screenplay was adapted by director Bill Condon from the original Broadway book by Tom Eyen. In addition to the original Kreiger/Eyen compositions, four new songs, composed by Krieger with various lyricists, were added for this film. Dreamgirls features the acting debut of Hudson, a former American Idol contestant and singer.

With a production cost of $80 million, Dreamgirls is the most expensive film to feature an all African American starring cast in American cinema history. Upon its release, the film garnered positive reviews from critics, and earned $154 million at the international box office. Dreamgirls also received a number of accolades, including three awards at the 64th Golden Globe Awards ceremony, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and two Oscars at the 79th Academy Awards.

Synopsis

Just as the original stage musical, the plot of Dreamgirls is told in two segments.

Actors

Jamie Foxx

(Curtis Taylor Jr.)
Beyoncé

(Deena Jones)
Eddie Murphy

(James "Thunder" Early)
Danny Glover

(Marty Madison)
Anika Noni Rose

(Lorrell Robinson)
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