'Dreamgirls' Is a Triumph of Old School Glamour

Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce Knowles and Anika Noni Rose. Credit: DreamWorks/Paramount.

hide captionFrom left, Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce Knowles and Anika Noni Rose in Dreamgirls.

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Based loosely on the career of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Dreamgirls is alive with the sound of music.

It's a love song two times over, a tribute to both a vibrant period of American popular music and the big budget Hollywood musical.

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