Monday, March 05, 2007

Shake it, girl

Just got home after the ultimate feelgood film: Dreamgirls. Not much of a story, not top of the class acting but absolutely fantastic music, great dresses and lighting and a lot of attitude. But one ends up wondering why Beyoncé is presented as the female lead when it is Jennifer Hudson who does all the work. She is magnificent. As a friend of mine enthusiastically described it yesterday: Jennifer Hudson is the queen of everything.

And hey, Dreamgirls is historical in other ways as well. I cannot name a lot of films making it on top of the charts without a white actor leading the way.

And if you wonder why you should see the film, check this clip where Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose and Jennifer Hudson perform in the Academy Awards some weeks back.

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