Synopsis: 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?
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Director(s): Bill Condon
Production: Dreamworks
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 66 wins & 91 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
130 min

the courageous, the curvaceous,


It's The Dreamettes! The Dreamettes!

Move, move

Move right out of my life

Move, move

Move right out of my life

You better move

You're steppin' on my heart

I said, move

You're tearin' it apart

Please move

Oh, what am I gonna do?

My heart

Is breakin', breakin' up over you

You've got such magnetic power

That just keeps holding me down

I feel just like a flower

That you're keeping stuck

in the ground, ground, ground

Move right out of my life

Move it, move it

Out of my life

Move right out of my life

Move it, move it

Out of my life

Move, move

Move right out of my life

You are so horribly satanic

The way you lead me around

I feel just like the Titanic

I'm always going down

Move, move

You're steppin' on my style

You're steppin' on my style

Yes, you are

I said, move, move

I want to breathe for a while

Hey, baby

Get out of my life

There's too much pain and strife

So why don't you pack it up

and move it?

Take the cat, kit and caboodle

Take your broken-down car

Your smelly cigar

And just move right out of my

Move right out of my life

Come on! Come on! You can do better!

Let's hear it for the delectable,

defiant Dreamettes!

Hey, Mister. Five dimes

say The Dreamettes don't win.

You got it.

They weren't going to win anyway.

Now remember,

the winner of this year's contest gets

a week's paid engagement right here

at the famous Detroit Theatre.

All right now.

And that very lucky,

very talented star of tomorrow is

Mr Tiny Joe Dixon!

Does this mean

we're not going to be famous now?

Well, not tonight.

Come on, let's go home.


Because I'm tired

and I got to get up early for work.

I mean, what's the point?

Lorrell, how old were we

when we first started singing together?

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Bill Condon

William Condon (born October 22, 1955) is an American screenwriter and director. He wrote and directed the films Gods and Monsters (1998), Kinsey (2004), and Dreamgirls (2006), wrote the screenplay for Chicago (2002), and directed the final two installments of the Twilight series (2011, 2012), and Beauty and the Beast (2017). Condon won an Academy Award as screenwriter for Gods and Monsters; he was also nominated for his screenplay for Chicago. His work in television includes directing pilot episodes for several series. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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