• Musical Mondays: Dreamgirls

    Rating

    PG 13 - for language, some sexuality and drug content

    Synopsis

    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. Although the Dreams become a crossover phenomenon, they soon realize that the cost of fame and fortune may be higher than they ever imagined.

    Director

    Bill Condon

    Starring

    Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson, Keith Robinson, Hinton Battle, Sharon Leal, Anika Noni Rose, Danny Glover, Jordan Belfi

    Release Date

    October 7, 2019

    Producer

    Laurence Mark

    Writers

    Bill Condon, Tom Eyen

    Genre

    Drama, Musical

    Distributor

    Dreamworks, DreamWorks Pictures

    Run time does not include previews2 hr 10 min | Drama Musical | PG 13for language, some sexuality and drug content