Movie Reviews
Film : Dreamgirls
Rating :

Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles
dir. Bill Condon. 2006, Color.

You know how movie theaters show not only a dozen previews before the “feature presentation” but tons of commercials, too?

So they played the new L’Oreal (or whatever beauty product company it was) commercial featuring Penelope Cruz. It just blows my mind that, yes, while she is inescapably gorgeous, it sounds like she never understands what she’s saying. She has the emotional range of a Speak-n-Spell.

There is a plethora of out-of-work actresses that are equally, if not more, beautiful AND capable of speaking! They should be getting the roles.

No offense to Ms. Cruz, but the Olsen twins in their first season of "Full House" had a better grasp of the English language and far more appropriate inflections.

Penelope sounds like she’s reading from a ransom note.

The sound editor for that spot must’ve had his work cut out for him.

Anyway, I was laughing so loud and uncontrollably at the verbal car crash coming out of Penelope’s mouth that I had to leave the theater for 2 hours to catch my breath. Luckily, I had no interest in seeing “Dreamgirls” anyway.

Excellent lighting, continuity.

The performance of Denzel Washington’s career.