Stars:Beyoncé,Jamie Foxx,Eddie Murphy,Danny Glover,Jennifer Hudson,Anika Noni Rose,Keith Robinson,Sharon Leal,Hinton Battle,Mariah Iman Wilson,Yvette Cason,Ken Page,Ralph Louis Harris,Michael-Leon Wooley,Loretta Devine
Storyline: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?