The rare movie musical with real rapture in it. For the electrifying first hour, director Bill Condon stages this candy-colored roman à clef about the rise of the Supremes and Motown as a single, flowing eruption of storytelling energy. Jennifer Hudson’s big number is grandly shattering, but since the characters are archetypes, the drama that follows is a bit hollow.
Genre: Drama, Musical; Starring: Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce Knowles, Danny Glover, Eddie Murphy, Keith Robinson, Anika Noni Rose; Director: Bill Condon; Author: Bill Condon; Release Date Limited: 12/15/2006; Release Date Wide: 12/25/2006; Runtime (in minutes): 131; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Posted January 5 2007 — 12:00 AM EST
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