• Publication date: December 22, 2011


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.

  • Publication date: December 22, 2011


Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2006

MBC Max:

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
  • BeyoncĂ© 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