So last night, Scarlett, Mary and myself attended a screening of Dream Girls down in Battery Park City. Can I tell you, I loved the movie?
Prior to last night, there was only one movie nee musical that I actually liked (who can not like Chicago). Now, I have to throw Dream Girls into the mix. The casting for the movie was perfect. But by far my favorite character/actor was Effie White/Jennifer Hudson. Jennifer Hudson has a voice that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. She has a passion and a soul in her voice that will bring tears to your eyes….literally. You truly feel for her character throughout the movie. Don’t get me wrong, Beyonce (or Bouncy as my friend Denise calls her) is really good too, but Jennifer stole the show. You even feel for Eddie Murphy’s character James “Thunder” Early. It was a little scary how much he gets into character there. And you know that Jaime Foxx is a great character when you start talking to the screen as if he is a real person right there in front of you.
Loosely based on the life and times of the Supremes, Dream Girls takes you from the rise of the girl group to their farewell tour. With a “happier” ending for Effie than her Supreme counterpart Florence Ballard who passed away at the young age of 32, Dream Girls is for the fan of stylings of R&B music “back in the day.” I strongly urge everyone to go out and support this film in theatres (no bootleg videos from Ray-Ray please) and buy the soundtrack (no LimeWire please). This is an amazing movie and all the stars deserve to reap the full benefits. They put their hearts and souls into this project and it shows.