Dreamgirls

UK 12 Certificate
In cinemas
February 2, 2007
Buy it from
May 28, 2007
Director
Runtime
2 Hours 21 Minutes
Genre
Drama, Music
Language
English
From Paramount Pictures UK
infrequent strong language, drug references

Set in the turbulent early 1960s to mid-70s, "Dreamgirls" follows the rise of a trio of women - Effie, Deena and Lorrell - who have formed a promising girl group called The Dreamettes. At a talent competition, they are discovered by an ambitious manager named Curtis Taylor, Jr., who offers them the opportunity of a lifetime: to become the back-up singers for headliner James "Thunder" Early. Curtis gradually takes control of the girls' look and sound, eventually giving them their own shot in the spotlight as The Dreams. That spotlight, however, begins to narrow in on Deena, finally pushing the less attractive Effie out altogether. Though the Dreams become a crossover phenomenon, they soon realize that the cost of fame and fortune may be higher than they ever imagined.

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June 18, 2021

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DREAMGIRLS - Official Trailer

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