A tale about the high cost of success in the cutthroat recording industry as a trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts.
Production Year: 2006
May 24, 2016 20:00 (KSA) ~ May 24, 2016 19:00 (CLT)
(mbc.net) In Detroit in the early 1960s, Curtis Taylor Jr. is a car salesman who breaks into the music business with big dreams.
He signs a trio of young women, the Dreamettes, gets them a job backing an R&B performer, James "Thunder" Early.
When Early flames out, Curtis turns the Dreamettes into headliners as the Dreams, but not before demoting their hefty lead singer, Effie, and putting the softer-voiced beauty, Deena, 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?
- Jamie Foxx
- Beyoncé Knowles
- Eddie Murphy
- Jennifer Hudson
- Danny Glover
- Anika Noni Rose
- Keith Robinson
- Sharon Leal
- Hinton Battle
Directed by:Bill Condon
Rating: PG-13 for language, some sexuality and drug content