I think like everyone else says that dreams can only just take you somewhere. It may or may not come true. And even when you achieving that dream, the fame and the goal comes and goes. But the dream lives forever. I believe that, and this movie proves that no matter what, we ought hold that dream tight.
Effie White (Jennifer Hudson), Deena Jones (Beyoncé Knowles), Lorell Robinson (Anika Noni Rose) are The Dreamettes who becomes so famous when their manager Curtis Taylor, Jr. (Jamie Foxx) booked them with a singer names Jimmy Thunder (Eddie Murphy). It all change when the group fires Effie because she is overweight and replaces her with Michelle Morris (Sharon Leal). Based on a musical Broadway.
I have a confession to make; I cried when I watched this movie. I couldn't believe it either. I never cried during a musical film. But when Jennifer Hudson as Effie belted that song "And I Am Telling You" (originally sung by Jennifer Holliday), tears were streaming down my cheek. Jennifer Hudson performance was incredible, fascinating to remember that this is her first movie feature ever -- and she got nominated for Oscar! Not bad for first timer. But yeah, her emotion was all over the screen, I actually could feel her. Her song struck my heart, and I sat there crying when she sung the best song for broken heart. Who knew that she got talent? She stole the movie from everyone else, including Beyoncé, who I think was just merely there as an eye-candy. Sure, she sings good. But Jennifer Hudson sings GREAT.
Personally, I think the movie "Chicago" has more bite, but "Dreamgirls" has soul. Before watching the movie, I didn't pay attention for all the hoopla and the hype and the buzz about Jennifer Hudson's performance. But this time, everyone got it right. It was that good. And I have to mention Eddie Murphy who was also amazing in this movie, better than Jamie Foxx. Forget the funny Eddie Murphy, he can be dramatical and ironical at the same time. A sea of talented singers made this musical film as entertaining as possible. Sometimes I forgot that I watched a movie, I thought I was watching a concert. This movie is best viewed in movie theater to have the full experience. I didn't expect this movie to be good, but I was wrong. I feel like I wanna hear that song one more time. Just like "The Bodyguard" with its incredible soundtrack, this movie also provide just that. Even better.
Due to my hectic schedule, I will not be able to review all new movies every week. I apologize. I will however review some older movies from DVDs from time to time. Thank you for understanding.
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