Saturday, December 30, 2006
Dreamgirls is a show business success story of struggle and ambition. A ruthless music promoter sucks the soul out of a 60's girl group and popular R&B singer, in the interest of popularity and money. Central are the emotional issues of loyalty, love and infidelity. This is a film full of wonderful musical performances. From Eddie Murphy, to Beyonce Knowles, to Jamie Foxx, to Keith Robinson, to the dynamic Jennifer Hudson. The best performances come from Jennifer Hudson, who had the audience cheering during the heartbreaking "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going". I will say, Beyonce's shining moment is her rendition of "Listen". Well staged and beautifully shot, this is a wonderful film interpretation of this Broadway hit.