Our next movie in the Netflix queue was Dreamgirls, a 2006 film about a trio of black female soul singers making into the music business in the 1960’s, focusing on the inevitable rise and fall of their careers. I was a little surprised to learn:
- It was a musical. I didn’t know anything about this movie, except that it was a Motown-type film and there would be singing.
- The film came out way back in 2006. That’s four years ago. I knew I was behind on my movie watching, but wow, four years ago.
- Eddie Murphy was in this movie?
The movie had an all-star cast — Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, and Danny Glover. This film also introduced Jennifer Hudson, who was pretty phenomenal. I was very surprised that Eddie Murphy had an important role as James Thunder Early. Frankly speaking, he hasn’t had a good role in a film in years. Seriously, years, and yet he was quite good in this movie. I enjoyed the film, and the movie itself really popped out on my standard definition TV. I would love to see this DVD again on an HDTV, and see it in all of its glory.