The Door in the Floor
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Dreamgirls (2006)
Drama,Musical
USA / English
"Fame Comes And Goes, Stars Rise And Fall, But Dreams Live Forever "
Based on the Broadway musical, a trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960's.
Yvette Cason May
Hinton Battle Wayne
Mariah I. Wilson Magic (as Mariah Wilson)
Sharon Leal Michelle Morris
Keith Robinson C.C. White
Anika Noni Rose Lorrell Robinson
Jennifer Hudson Effie White
Danny Glover Marty Madison
Eddie Murphy James "Thunder" Early
Beyoncé Knowles Deena Jones
Jamie Foxx Curtis Taylor, Jr.
Ken Page Max Washington
Ralph Louis Harris M.C. (as Ralph Harris)
Michael-Leon Wooley Tiny Joe Dixon
Loretta Devine Jazz Singer
John Lithgow Jerry Harris
John Krasinski Sam Walsh
Alexander Folk Ronald White
Esther Scott Aunt Ethel
Bobby Slayton Miami Comic
Jordan Wright Teddy Campbell
Dawnn Lewis Melba Early
Jaleel White Talent Booker
JoNell Kennedy Joann
Sybyl Walker Charlene
Leslie Nicole Lewis Stepp Sister (as Lesley Nicole Lewis)
Eboni Nichols Stepp Sister (as Eboni Y. Nichols)
Arike Rice Stepp Sister (as Ariké Rice)
Fatima Robinson Stepp Sister
Aakomon Jones Little Albert (as Aakomon "AJ" Jones)
Bernard Fowler Tru-Tone (as Barsheem Bernard Fowler)
Anwar Burton Tru-Tone (as Anwar "Flii Stylz" Burton)
Tyrell Washington Tru-Tone
Rory O'Malley Dave
Laura Bell Bundy Sweetheart
Anne Elizabeth Warren Sweetheart (as Anne Warren)
Ivar Brogger David Bennett
Daren A. Herbert Jimmy's Piano Player
Jocko Sims Elvis Kelly
Pam Trotter Rhonda
Cleo King Janice
Eddie Mekka Club Manager
Alejandro Furth Case Worker
Dilva Henry TV Reporter
Vince Grant American Bandstand Producer
Robert Cicchini Nicky Cassaro
Thomas Crawford TV Director
Charles Jones Carl
Robert Curtis Brown Technical Director
Stephanie Owens Tania Williams
Gilbert Glenn Brown Man with Gun
Marty Ryan Stagehand
Michael Villani Detroit Reporter
Gregg Berger Chicago Deejay
Daniel Riordan L.A. Deejay
David James Photographer
Paul Kirby Promo Film Narrator (voice)
Derick Alexander Security Guard
Yvette Nicole Brown Curtis' Secretary
Nancy Anderson Go-Go Dancer (as Nanci E. Anderson)
Joelle Cosentino Go-Go Dancer
Lisa Eaton Go-Go Dancer
Clare Kutsko Go-Go Dancer
Tracy Phillips Go-Go Dancer (as Tracy Phillips)
Kelly Sheerin Go-Go Dancer (as Kelleia Sheerin)
Mykel Brooks Campbell Connection Dancer
Johnny Erasme Campbell Connection Dancer
Cory Graves Campbell Connection Dancer
J.R. Taylor Campbell Connection Dancer
Corinthea Henderson Bad Side Dancer (as Cornithea 'Mario' Henderson)
Craig Hollamon Bad Side Dancer
Reginald Jackson Bad Side Dancer
Jesus Maldonado Bad Side Dancer (as Chuck Maldonado)
Anthony Rue II Bad Side Dancer
John Silver Bad Side Dancer
Larry Sims Bad Side Dancer
Black Thomas Bad Side Dancer
Kevin Wilson Bad Side Dancer
Adrian Wiltshire Bad Side Dancer
Earl Wright Bad Side Dancer (as Earl 'Punch' Wright)
Russell 'Goofy' Wright Bad Side Dancer
Dominic Chaiduang Disco Dancer
Jose Cueva Disco Dancer
Omhmar Griffin Disco Dancer
Sky Hoffmann Disco Dancer
Trevor Lopez-Daggett Disco Dancer
Cecileo Moctezuma Disco Dancer (as Cecilio Moctezuma)
Gabriel Paige Disco Dancer
Terrance Spencer Disco Dancer
Tony Testa Disco Dancer
Quinton Weathers Disco Dancer
Jull Weber Disco Dancer
Marcel Wilson Disco Dancer
Stevie Ray Anthony Jimmy's Band
Matthew Dickens Jimmy's Band
Jerohn Garnett Jimmy's Band
Mario Mosley Jimmy's Band
Jimmy R.O. Smith Jimmy's Band
Debra Zane Woman in Miami Beach club (uncredited)
Director: Bill Condon
Producer: Laurence Mark
Writer: Bill Condon,Tom Eyen
Fast-Paced Film, Incredible Score, Truthful Performances, Sumptuos Physical Design-What More Do You Want?
I went to a trade screening of "Dreamgirls" a few days ago and from the first seconds of the film, you can tell that you're in for the time of your life. To put it shortly, Bill Condon (director-writer) delivers the goods with this film. It's most definitely the first of its kind. It moves at a rapturous pace that leaves you breathless and delivers performances that are both subtle and fittingly over the top.

The movie explains plot holes from the Broadway musical and adds many historical occurrences (Martin Luther King Jr., etc.) that gives the film a much more social awareness. Most of the sung dialogue from the musical is replaced with spoken with the exception of a few scenes. The music itself has always been wonderful, and this able cast performs it spectacularly.

The performances are something else. Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murhpy, and Anika Noni Rose will blow you away. Murphy's vocals, though not as strong as his leading ladies, suit his character perfectly and shows a vulnerable side to him towards the end that we never knew he had. Rose makes the transition from a giggly little girl into a full-blossomed woman seamlessly, and Hudson-well, let's just say that any major hype you've heard about her does not do her performance justice. Beyonce Knowles will catch you off guard with her beautifully subtle performance, brilliantly channeling Diana Ross with her musical performances. Jaime Foxx, Keith Robinson, Danny Glover, and Sharon Leal also hand in admirable performances.

I could not recommend this film more. It gives hope AGAIN to the movie musical that "Chicago" revived and "The Phantom of the Opera", "Rent", and "The Producers" almost killed. I can't say whether this film will be the next "Chicago" (I do foresee MANY Oscar noms, including Best Pic and others), I certainly hope it will be. I dream it will be bigger. It is definitely not the next "The Producers". I can say this though: It is the first, and only, "Dreamgirls" that we will ever encounter.

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Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:DVD
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Movie
Imdb rating: 6.7
Running time: 131 min
Technical
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
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Last modified: 2008-01-02 13:08:42