Soul Sisters

Dreamgirls swings and pops. Based loosely on the Motown act The Supremes, Dreamgirls recalls the history of The Dreams. A soulful group that goes through many trials and tribulations. The lead vocalist gets more famous, they lose a member, and replace her with someone else. By far the greatest strength of the movie is in its music. My parents are big fans of Motown and I’ve taken a liking to it as well. Its also got a cast that seems odd on paper, but really delivers. Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé, Eddie Murphy, and Jennifer Hudson all star in Dreamgirls. Eddie Murphy got a Best Supporting Actor nomination for the first time in one of his only dramatic roles. Meanwhile, American Idol quarterfinalist Jennifer Hudson actually won Best Supporting Actress. It’s also the most expensive movie made with an all african american cast. As well as the movie with the most Oscar nominations without a Best Picture nomination, which is 8 nominations (3 of which are Best Original Song nominations). If you love music, then you’ll love Dreamgirls.

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The Dreams

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