Monday, August 13, 2007

Dreamgirls

Wow! Just finished watching Dreamgirls by myself, and all I can say is, Wow! That must have been an awesome Broadway show--maybe it still is. It could, possibly, have been a little shorter, but then we would have really missed out on some great musical numbers. And what a cast! Who knew some of those people could sing (Jamie Foxx? Eddie Murphy? Okay, well I didn't).

I did occasionally think it was a little strange when the movie would reach a really tense moment, and there'd be a moment of silence, and you'd be on the edge of your seat, expecting someone to lash out. And then...they'd break into song, and the entire argument would be belted out by all interested parties. Got me thinking...what if we had to sing everything. Good grief--I'd probably never speak again. (If anyone in my family is reading this, don't get any ideas--I have no shame in front of you people).

And then there was the part where Eddie Murphy's character was referring to himself in the third person. "Jimmy's got soul, Jimmy's got soul." Or 'Lorelle and Jimmy are through....' (sung by Lorelle). I swear I could not stop thinking of that Seinfeld episode where this guy--Jimmy--is referring to himself in the third person, and Elaine gets confused, thinks he's referring to someone else, and finds herself stuck going out with him. "Don't mess with Jimmy!"

Even with these little foibles, I thought it was awesome--I highly recommend it. Now I just need to get around to watching The Devil Wears Prada, and I'm all caught up. Oh, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. And Waitress. I'll always be behind...

9 comments:

Lucy said...

You haven't seen The Devil Wears Prada? Alyssa, Alyssa, Alyssa.

Lucy's surprised at you. LOL

Christine d'Abo said...

I haven't seen Dreamgirls yet, but it's going to be added to my list of movies I plan to watch on my vacation. :)

Sarakastic said...

When my parents first got married, they decided that they had to sing whenever they got into fights, it always diffused the situation.

Beck said...

Dreamgirls is on my to-watch list, and now I think I'll queue it up for this weekend - I LOVE musicals!

Vicki said...

Don't feel bad, I haven't seen Dream Girls or Devil Wears Prada yet.

I'm hoping to see them in the next couple of weeks. :)

Stacy said...

Dreamgirls is great.

The Devil Wears Prada is skipable in my opinion. Stanley Tucci was the one bright spot of that movie.

Sara Hantz said...

I loved Dreamgirls. And The Devil Wears Prada you will totally adore!

~Virginia~ said...

Call me crazy (or deluded), but for some reason I had no idea that Dreamgirls was a musical. So imagine my surprise when they kept breaking out in song! :)

I liked the Devil movie better than the book. The book was way darker than the movie.

misa ramirez said...

I LOVED Waitress. So sad that the writer/actress was killed! Life is not fair and does not make sense sometimes. Dreamgirls was awesome. Devil Wears Prada-eh. I couldn't get through the book. The movie was better, but not by much in my opinion!