Dreamgirls parents guide


Overall B-

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.

Violence B-
Sexual Content C
Profanity D+
Substance Use D+

Why is Dreamgirls rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Dreamgirls PG-13 for language, some sexuality and drug content.

Run Time: 131 minutes

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Why is Dreamgirls rated PG-13? Dreamgirls is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for language, some sexuality and drug content.

Fame comes with a cost. The young star struck singers soon find themselves being fondled backstage and involved in unmarried, sexual relationships. (A brief scene of an unclothed couple in bed is shown.) While smoking is a common habit for many of the performers, some also use cocaine and other illegal drugs. Degrading racial jokes and the demeaning treatment of women are depicted along with footage of the 1960s Detroit racial riots. Jimmy’s onstage performances include pelvic thrusts, gyrating hips and one scene in which he drops his pants. Along with the portrayal of illegal business practices, the script also contains some sexual comments, profanities and a sexual expletive.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Coarse Language, Mature Themes
Manitoba PG Language May Offend, Tobacco Use/Promotion.Coarse Language, Mature Theme.-----
Ontario PG Mature theme, Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Dreamgirls"

Cast and Crew

Dreamgirls is directed by and stars Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Dreamgirls movie is April 24, 2007. Here are some details…

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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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.

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