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Monday, January 08, 2007

The Best Revenge

Is living well. Or singing well. And acting well. Just ask Jennifer Hudson. After being unceremoniously cut from that hack of a show, American Idol, she burns it down on every front in this film.


Dreamgirls


I didn't think anyone could belt out soul-wrenching stuff like Jennifer Holiday did in Dreamgirls on Broadway, apparently I was wrong. I have a feeling we will all be paying $110 a seat to see Hudson on Broadway some day soon.

See this one in theatres, you wont regret it.

9.5/10

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12 Comments:

Blogger patti_cake said...

Hi Jim i'm here via Purple Twinkie. Check out my Christmas Converse hi-tops on my blog post for yesterday

Sorry but I detest Jennifer Hudson - she's no Holliday in my book :)

6:54 PM

 
Blogger steve'swhirlyworld said...

Patti Cake doesn't know what she's talking about (no offense)

OMG, Jennifer Hudson's voice is unbelievable.

9.5 indeed!

9:21 PM

 
Blogger Jim said...

Hi Patti. You have XMAS COnverse hi tops? Nice!

(I forgive you for not liking JH :)

9:43 PM

 
Blogger Jim said...

Agreed Steve, incredible! I've never seen people in a theatre applaud so loudly for a film performance, ever.

The black lady sitting next to me actually screamed "Go on now, you tear that shit up, girl!" when she was belting out "And I'm telling you ..."

Patti is allowed to not like her but Jennifer Hudson will still get an Oscar nom, if not walk away with it. Everyone loves a comeback story.

9:48 PM

 
Blogger steve'swhirlyworld said...

Okay...I'll forgive Patti :) Here in Phoenix, the audience reacted the same way...it was like a concert. "ALL RIGHT HONEY...SING IT SISTER!" I loved the reaction.

7:30 PM

 
Blogger Matthew said...

I can't wait to see this movie - Everyone has said it is amazing...and everyone says Jennifer kicks some serious butt :-)

9:38 PM

 
Blogger Jim said...

Steve, I read that JH got the nom for Best Supporting Actress from both the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild.

Its a no-brainer that she'll get the Oscar nom now.

9:57 PM

 
Blogger Jim said...

You'll love it Matt. Yep she does some serious butt-kicking. Maybe she'll let Simon kiss her Oscar, lol.

9:58 PM

 
Anonymous Jason said...

I've been holding off seeing this one. No real reason though. It looks like this film and Jennifer Hudson in particularly has touched a lot of people. I need to catch this one and Children of Men. Have you reviewed that one yet? lol.

7:36 AM

 
Blogger buff said...

Jim, thanks for the review. Will definitely go see it. Big hairy muscle hugs of thanks.

8:12 AM

 
Blogger Jim said...

Jason, I decided to see it after it got noms from GG and SAG.

No, I haven't seen Children Of Men yet but I am going to see Notes On A Scandal today :)

8:16 AM

 
Blogger Jim said...

Enjoy Buff!

8:16 AM

 

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