Dreamgirls is a 2006 American musical drama film written and directed by Bill Condon. Adapted from the 1981 Broadway musical of the same name by composer Henry Krieger and lyricistlibrettist Tom Eyen. Stars Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé, Eddie Murphy, and Jennifer Hudson, and also features Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose and Keith Robinson.
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Dreamgirls is a 2006 American musical drama film written and directed by Bill Condon and jointly produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures. Adapted from the 1981 Broadway musical of the same name by composer Henry Krieger and lyricistlibrettist Tom Eyen. The film adaptation of Dreamgirls stars Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé, Eddie Murphy, and Jennifer Hudson, and also features Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose and Keith Robinson. The story follows the history and evolution of American R&B music during the 1960s and 1970s through the eyes of a Detroit, Michigan girl group known as the Dreams and their manipulative record executive. With a production cost of USD 80 million, Dreamgirls is one of the most expensive films to feature a mainly African-American starring cast in American cinema history. Upon its release, the film garnered positive reviews from critics, who particularly praised soundtrack, cast and the performances of Hudson and Murphy. Dreamgirls also received a number of accolades, including three awards at the 64th Golden Globe Awards ceremony, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and two Oscars at the 79th Academy Awards; Best Sound Mixing and Best Supporting Actress for Hudson. The film also earned USD 155 million at the international box office. In addition to the original KreigerEyen compositions, four new songs were added for this film. Dreamgirls features the acting debut of Hudson, a former American Idol contestant and singer.
By 1973, Effie has become an impoverished welfare mother living in Detroit with her daughter Struggling to make ends meet. She hires Marty as her manager and begins to restart her career in a local club. Meanwhile, Deena Jones & the Dreams have moved to Los Angeles and now the biggest pop business in the country. The group has a breakdown during Rainbow Records’ tenth-anniversary television special. The following year, Jimmy, who has descended into drug addiction due to Curtis’ drug addiction, drops him from the label and ends up with Deena, who is now unwilling to produce a film about Cleopatra starring an unwilling, unwilling Deena. By the end of the 1970s, the group has become a superstars and Deena has moved to LA and now performs at a local country music club with her husband. In the 1990s, The Dreams have become a top-selling mainstream pop group. By 1999, The Dreamettes have become one of America’s most popular girl groups. The band has become so successful that they have moved from Detroit to Las Vegas and now have their own record label, Rainbow Records. By 2001, the girls have moved on to the U.S. mainland and have a new manager, Michelle Morris, and a manager, Marty Madison. By 2003, the band has moved from Las Vegas to New York City and are performing at local nightclubs. In 2004, the Dreamettes are the biggest act in Las Vegas. In 2005, the singer Effie decides to leave the group and start a new life as a welfare mother.