The Dreamgirls cast is all smiles at the Martinez Hotel in Cannes ... possibly because audiences and critics are loving the weekend presentation of a 20-minute rough cut from the film. <>
USA Today: "Friday night's showing of Dreamgirls, which will arrive in U.S. theaters in December, seemed to whet the Cannes Film Festival crowd's appetite for more.
Fox News: "Simply gorgeous to watch, and sumptuous to hear, the Broadway musical has been totally reinvented by [Bill] Condon."
Monsters and Critics: "As writer of Chicago, Condon solved the musical-to-screen problem by using the conceit that all the musical numbers were taking place in the minds of the characters. But in Dreamgirls, he appears to be adopting a number of different strategies. In "Fake Your Way to the Top", Eddie Murphy as a performer with similarities to James Brown and Jackie Wilson, takes the novice performers on the road as Condon cuts between scenes illustrating the start of their building career.
Oscars 2007? Dreamgirls (Fox News)
Dreamgirls Supreme (USA Today)