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3 Stars
Dreamgirls Poster
Primary Location: First Saw:On DVD Saw at/with: kids on DVD
Rating: PG-13 Year: 2006 Category: Drama Musical
Director: Bill Condon Time: 131 min. Writer: Bill Condon & Tom Eyen

Mine: A workman like production of what is one of my favorite musicals. I saw this once in Boston before it opened on Broadway and twice on Broadway, as a result the movie version feels distant and somewhat emotionally cold. Part of that is the difference in medium, partly it is some flat acting and uninteresting direction. Beyonce looks good, but is not up to the acting required. Murphy is good as Early and Foxx is also good. Hudson can sing, but again the acting is flat.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Based on the Broadway musical, a trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s.
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