DVD - 2007
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Three young women, Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson desire to become pop stars. They get their wish when they are picked to be backup singers for the legendary James "Thunder" Early. When they are set free for leads, Curtis Taylor and Effie's brother C.C. decide that Deena should be the lead singer, which upsets Effie. The girls discover exactly what it takes to be in the music business and what they must give up to realize their dreams.

Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 1415731535
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE D
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jun 04, 2014
  • DavidAstwell rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Good movie about how 3 women try to make it in the music industry (singing). If you are looking for a movie with a story then this is the one.

Dec 04, 2013
  • oldsteratthisstuff rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Jennifer Hudson character Effie was the star of this movie. She went through personal setbacks with those close around her. She finally overcame those hurdles to be the person that God wanted her to be. Jamie Foxx character Curtis Taylor was very deceitful and manipulative towards everyone that he had dealings with. And Beyonce Knowles character Denna finally woke up at the end to realize that money and fame wasn't all there was to life!!!

Jun 23, 2012

i love this movie i will never forget this movie for the rest of my life lol

Nov 21, 2011
  • MEEMEE352 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

michelle walker

were the dream girl dream girls will never leave you no no all we have to do is dream will be there yeah were the dream girls.

Oct 11, 2011
  • Deppfan rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I liked the begining of the movie where everything's going great for the original three girls but when everyone starts picking on Effie and it's revealed how much of jerk Curtis (Jamie Foxx) becomes later on. It just sunk for me. I hated how they dumped Effie and brought in a new girl and lied how was she in with them in begining for the public after cutting Effie. The movie had a good start off but drops in the middle and wasn't really good.(Too many people picking on each other)

Jun 18, 2011
  • millssean21 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great musical. I enjoyed the whole bit. :)

Sep 24, 2010

Excellent storyline and movie. Well worth watching!

Jul 30, 2010
  • Teyfor8Wyoma rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The movie was alright. The singing was really good, but it's not my kind of music so I didn't enjoy that much.

Jul 30, 2010
  • mbazal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I loved this movie so much! The songs were great, and the story line was so realistic.

Jan 15, 2010
  • lol rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

i only took this movie cuz of beyonce! i dunno why?

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Jul 30, 2010
  • Teyfor8Wyoma rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Jul 30, 2010
  • mbazal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 30, 2010
  • mbazal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Detroit, the early 1960s. Curtis Taylor, Jr., a car salesman, breaks into the music business with big dreams. He signs a trio of 18-year-olds, the Dreamettes, gets them a job backing an R&B performer, James "Thunder" Early, establishes his own record label and starts wheeling and dealing. When Early flames out, Curtis makes the Dreamettes into headliners as the Dreams, but not before demoting their hefty big-voiced lead singer, Effie White, and putting the softer-voiced looker, Deena Jones, in front. Soon after, he fires Effie, sends her into a life of proud poverty, and takes Deena and the Dreams to the top. How long can Curtis stay there, and will Effie ever get her due?


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Jul 30, 2010
  • mbazal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.


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Jul 30, 2010
  • mbazal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

C.C. White: Isn't music supposed to express what people are feeling?
Curtis Taylor Jr.: Music is supposed to sell.

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