In between two beach visits, Raquel and I managed to see Dreamgirls at the cinema downstairs. Or to be true, I let her convince me that since it had some Oscar nominations, it should be worth a try.

Some parts of the dialogs are actually songs so I thought “hey, that’d make quite a nice musical”. And the end credits revealed it is based on a musical so it all makes sense – yep, sorry, I missed that part of American popular culture.

The story line is quite basic and predictable but that’s a musical! So it makes for a nice entertaining 90min musical. Or it would, if the songs were ending properly without the 5 minutes vocalization of the song’s final one/two-syllable word.

Still, great performance by the wonderful Eddie Murphy and the lovely Beyoncé.

And I just learned that Jennifer Hudson (who plays Effie) is a former contestant of American Idol – wow! We don’t have contestants like that in France or in the UK from the poor performances I overheard while zapping or when Raquel’s watching.

Anyway, you might want to seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. Or maybeeee noooooooooooooooooooooooooooot. ;)