|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies|
Director Bill Condon brings Tom Eyen's Tony award-winning Broadway musical to the big screen in a tale of dreams, stardom, and the high cost of success in the cutthroat recording industry. The time is the 1960s, and singers Effie (Jennifer Hudson), Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose), and Deena (Beyoncé Knowles) are about to find out just what it's like to have their wildest dreams come true. Discovered at a local talent show by ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx), the trio known as "the Dreamettes" is soon offered the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of opening for popular singer James "Thunder" Early (Eddie Murphy). Subsequently molded into an unstoppable hit machine by Taylor and propelled into the spotlight as "the Dreams," the girls quickly find their bid for the big time taking priority over personal friendship as Taylor edges out the ultra-talented Effie so that the more beautiful Deena can become the face of the group. Now, as the crossover act continues to dominate the airwaves, the small-town girls with big-city dreams slowly begin to realize that the true cost of fame may be higher than any of them ever anticipated. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Girl groups (Musical groups)
-- United States
Popular music -- United States -- Drama.
African American singers -- Drama.
Music trade -- United States -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Hollywood, Calif. :Paramount Home Entertainment,2007
|Edition||2-disc showstopper ed., widedscreen ed.|
|Other Titles|| Building the dream.
Murphy, Eddie, 1961-
Hudson, Jennifer, 1981-
Rose, Anika Noni, 1972-
Robinson, Keith, 1976-
Eyen, Tom. Dreamgirls.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson.
Director of photography, Tobias Schliessler ; editor, Virginia Katz ; original music, Henry Krieger ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, John Myhre.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for language, some sexuality and drug content.
Dialogue in English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0) with optional soundtrack in French (Dolby 5.1), and with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Based on the book by Tom Eyen.
Special features: disc 1. 12 never-before-seen extended musical numbers, Beyoncé music video "Listen"; disc 2. behind-the-scenes full-length documentary "Building the dream", original auditions and screen tests, previsualization sequences, image gallery, additional featurettes.
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., surround.
Golden Globes, USA, 2007: Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy ; Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Eddie Murphy) ; Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Jennifer Hudson).
2 videodiscs (131 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.