Actors: Beyonce Knowles, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Jennifer
This movie is the screen version of late director Michael Bennett's Broadway musical chronicling the rise to fame of a black female singing band in the 1960s, who tried to cross over to the white music charts.
This is a tale of a musical band called “The Dreamettes”, which includes three black female friends from Chicago named Effie White, Deena Jones, and Lorrell Robinson Escorted by their songwriter C.C. White, he was Effie's brother. The band traveled all the way to New York in order to compete in a talent show at the Apollo Theatre.
The band didn't win at the talent show but an ambitious manager named Curtis Taylor, Jr. recognized their talent, he uses unscrupulous tactics to move the band from backup singers of superstar James "Thunder" Early to superstars of their own carrier.
Curtis redesigned the girl band to crossover from R&B to the profitable pop music scene. He also replaced the lead singer Effie by the more attractive Deena and is eventually dropped from the trio. The girl band grows into a more sophisticated group “The Dreams”. The group effectively draws a "whiter" audience and they rise to international stardom. They had everything fame, money, and adulation, but the stardom doesn't bring them happiness. This movie is rated PG-13 for language, some sexuality and drug content.