Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2007
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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Avalon Public Library DVD DVD DRE
Location  Avalon Public Library
Collection  DVD
Call Number  DVD DRE
Bethel Park Public Library Audio/Visual DVD DREAMGIRLS
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Audio/Visual
Pleasant Hills Public Library Videos DVD Dreamgirls
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Videos
Call Number  DVD Dreamgirls
South Park Library AV DVD DRE
Location  South Park Library
Collection  AV
Call Number  DVD DRE
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
Additional Information
Subjects Girl groups (Musical groups) -- United States -- Drama.
Popular music -- United States -- Drama.
African American singers -- Drama.
Music trade -- United States -- Drama.
Feature films.
Musical films.
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.
Contributors Condon, Bill, 1955-
Krieger, Henry.
Foxx, Jamie.
Beyoncé, 1981-
Murphy, Eddie, 1961-
Glover, Danny.
Hudson, Jennifer, 1981-
Rose, Anika Noni, 1972-
Robinson, Keith, 1976-
Mark, Laurence.
Eyen, Tom. Dreamgirls.
Dreamworks Pictures.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Participants/Performers Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Tobias Schliessler ; editor, Virginia Katz ; original music, Henry Krieger ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, John Myhre.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for language, some sexuality and drug content.
Language English
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.
Notes 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.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., surround.
Awards 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).
Description 2 videodiscs (131 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1415731578
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