2h 11min | Musical | Release Date: 16.02.2007
NOMINATED FOR 8 ACADEMY AWARDS!
WINNER OF 3 GOLDEN GLOBES!
In 1960s Detroit, a new kind of music is on the cusp of being born. Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx) is a car salesman aching to make his mark in the music business – to form his own record label and get its sound heard on mainstream radio. He just needs the angle, the right talent and the right product to sell.
Late for their stint in a local talent show, The Dreamettes – Deena Jones (Beyoncé Knowles), Lorrell Robinson (Anika Noni Rose), and lead singer Effie White (Jennifer Hudson) – show up in their cheap wigs and homemade dresses, rehearsing songs and steps, with hopes that talent and sheer desire will break them out of the only life that seems available to them. They’re young. They’re beautiful. They’re just what Curtis is looking for. All they have to do is trust him.
James “Thunder” Early (Eddie Murphy) is a pioneer of the new Detroit sound, spellbinding audiences with his electrifying blend of soul and rock ‘n’ roll. Curtis finesses The Dreamettes a gig singing backup for Early, and suddenly, for all of them, the gulf between what they want and what they can have draws closer for the first time…
The groundbreaking Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon comes to life as an all-new motion picture adaptation written and directed by Academy Award®® winner Bill Condon. “Dreamgirls” is a compelling story of love and loyalty, fame and betrayal that tracks the struggle, sacrifices and triumphs of a group of outsiders carrying their landmark sound into mainstream America in the 60s and ’70s.