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Still shot from the movie: Dreamgirls.

Dreamgirls

Fame flitters just beyond the grasp of Effie White (Jennifer Hudson), Deena Jones (Beyonce Knowles) and Lorrell Robinson (Anika Noni Rose) until Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx) offers to manage the talented girls from the Detroit housing projects. Based on the Broadway musical of the same name, Dreamgirls is a candid but sometimes content-heavy glimpse into the cost of chasing stardom. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Run Time: 131
Theater Release: 24 Dec 2006
Video Release: 24 Apr 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Jamie Foxx delivers an Oscar award winning performance when he takes on the role of musical legend Ray Charles in the film Ray. Beyonce Knowles plays a sultry barroom jazz singer who is recruited to join the church choir in The Fighting Temptations. Eddie Murphy lends his vocal and singing talents to the character of Donkey in Shrek and Shrek 2.

Home Video Extra Features

When Dreamgirls struts its stuff on DVD, fans of the musical-turned-movie can indulge their passion with alternate scenes and extended musical numbers. They will also get Beyonce’s Music video Listen. The audio tracks are available in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0 (English, French, Spanish).

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