Dreamgirls | 2006

Drama, Adaptation
Screen version of late director Michael Bennett's Broadway musical chronicling the rise to fame of a black female singing trio in the 1960s who try to cross over to the white music charts.
Awards: 2 Oscar wins. Another 12 wins & 14 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Deena Jones

Actor

... Curtis Taylor, Jr.

Actor

... James "Thunder" Early

Actor

... Marty Madison

Actor

... Effie White

Actor

... Lorrell Robinson

Actor

... C.C. White

Actor

... Sam Walsh

Actor

... Elvis Kelly

Actor

... Michelle Morris

Actor

... Wayne

Actor

... Curtis' Secretary

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Source Material

Company

20th Century Fox Post Production Facilities

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

Buena Vista Sound

Production Company

Deluxe Australia

Production Company

Synopsis

Set in the turbulent early 1960s to mid-70s, the tale follows the rise of a trio of women--Effie, Deena and Lorrell--who have formed a promising girl group called The Dreamettes. At a talent competition, they are discovered by an ambitious manager named Curtis Taylor, Jr., who offers them the opportunity of a lifetime: to become the back-up singers for headliner James "Thunder" Early. Curtis gradually takes control of the girls' look and sound, eventually giving them their own shot in the spotlight as The Dreams. That spotlight, however, begins to narrow in on Deena, finally pushing the less attractive Effie out altogether. Though the Dreams become a cross-over phenomenon, they soon realize that the cost of fame and fortune may be higher than they ever imagined.

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