Dec 17, '06
They had a limited opening to qualify for Golden Globes and Oscars, and sure enough she snagged a Golden Globe nomination.
The wide release isn't until Xmas Day, but the buzz it that it's a great movie, especially the first half.
Her performance during the movie of "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going" apparently steals the show. (Season 1 singer Tamyra Gray sang it during the show)
Jennifer Holiday orginated the role on Broadway and won a Tony in 1982. I remember having the LP on vinyl and still have it on a cassette tape. I'm looking very forward to the movie.
Here's the original version by Jennifer Holiday. Listen to the whole thing. It's amazing.
Last edit by Tweety on Dec 17, '06