#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Detroit, the early 1960s. Curtis Taylor, Jr., a car salesman, 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, establishes his own record label and starts wheeling and dealing. When Early flames out, Curtis makes the Dreamettes into headliners as the Dreams, but not before demoting their hefty big-voiced lead singer, Effie White, and putting the softer-voiced looker, Deena Jones, 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?
Plot: Three young women dream of becoming pop stars—and get their wish when they’re chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James ‘Thunder’ Early.
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What WERE they thinking?
Yes there are great performances here. Unfortunately, they happen in the context of a movie that doesn’t seem to have a clue what it’s doing. During the first 45-60 minutes of this all the music takes place as realistic performance. Suddenly, about an hour in, the characters who, until this point, had always spoken to each other, suddenly start singing to each other. To further confuse things, a little further in, out of nowhere, they actually do about 15 minutes of sung-through dialog, then seem to drop that idea and move on to other things, such as a number that begins in a jazz club with a drummer and two electric guitars suddenly turning into a fully orchestrated piece with a massive unseen string section. On top of all this inconsistency in how the music is used, is the composers’ clear inability to actually write music in the style that is supposedly being portrayed. While the first couple of pieces do sort of mimic the 1950s Motown sound, the rest of the film is just (bad) Broadway show music. Then there’s the pure silliness of snippets of a group doing a bad Jackson family imitation and Eddie Murphy morphing from Little Richard to James Brown to Lionel Richie. When he started channeling Stevie Wonder I couldn’t help laughing out loud. This was clearly one of those films that make me appreciate how little time I have on earth and resent that I wasted two hours of it watching this film.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 10 min (130 min), 2 hr 20 min (140 min) (Director’s Extended Edition)
Genre Drama, Music, Musical
Director Bill Condon
Writer Tom Eyen (based on the original broadway production book by), Bill Condon (screenplay)
Actors Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover
Awards Won 2 Oscars. Another 66 wins & 92 nominations.
Production Company DreamWorks SKG, Paramount
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS, DTS (DTS-X)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,566 m (Sweden), 3,596 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 200T 5217, Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383)