Condon's lazy musical drama might contain genuine husky moments but it surely isn't zazzy as its sharp music. Speaking of which, not all the songs are catchy or valuable enough to leave you bewildered but there are few that makes you tap your feet on the seat. The nature of fame and successful careers that it depicts through surfing the time zone, isn't as impactful as it was anticipated. But the drama in between these shots or sequences that builds up the gut-wrenching turns of the trajectory is what the entire feature thrives upon. Foxx can and does scare you with the viscous power that he oozes upon his supporting characters. But the surprising package that explodes on the screen is Hudson and her wider range performance that does make you groove and leave you shook.
Murphy's eye is often on stealing the moment which he does so easily with a sensational performance. The narration is basically a extraction of the first chapter from the textbook, all the plans and its execution is merely a rookie step. Either the writers were afraid to go bold or an attempt to make something simple and sensible didn't go as planned. And this is where Condon comes in, his execution should have elevated and instead keep things flat, even at its peak the feature wanders on mediocrity lane.
The musical sequences through which it demands your attention is actually the hard work of the actors that are giving their all in, in their portrayals. Condon's way of making a truce with the crispiest bit of the feature, is what makes the feature more forgettable; it is definitely good, but it can easily be piled upon by its competition. Dreamgirls has a structure that calculates its steps wisely, it is professional but it can be boring too.
Grandes actuaciones, y una realista visión del camino a la fama.
ACTING - Everyone was great. Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy were undeniably fantastic. Also, I did not know that Beyonce could act.
SONGS / MUSICAL NUMBERS - They were so good, they made me sing. (Especially in "Listen" and "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." Though, admittedly, I sang thanks to the TNT Boys)
MAKE UP (COSTUMES) - Like the other aspects of the film, they were amazing. (At the film's start, I did not recognize Beyonce)
WHY 4 AND NOT 5? - Like I said, the movie started as a slow, boring movie with beautiful songs..
STILL, I LOVED IT!!!!!!! I'm glad that my idols, the TNT Boys, sang "Listen," "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" and "Can't Hurry Love" because some comments on Youtube videos featuring the TNT Boys singing these songs mentioned that they wanted to rewatch this movie. THOSE COMMENTS ARE THE ONLY REASONS WHY I SAW THIS FILM! Those comments lead me to a wonderful movie.