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Dreamgirls Has Been Voted The Most Overrated Movie Of All Time

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Dreamgirls Has Been Voted The Most Overrated Movie Of All Time

We've seen some crazy decisions in our time, but voting Dreamgirls the most over-rated film of all time? You have *got* to be kidding...

Yep, according to Ranker - a public voting platform which receives 40 million visits a month - the 2006 smash-hit isn't worth the hype.

In fact, over 6,800 people voted the Bill Condon classic to the top of the list (we don't know what's wrong with the general public, tbh...)

For those who need a refresher, Dreamgirls is a fictional account of a girl group hoping to make it big in Sixties America who are scouted at a talent show - and it stars none-other-than Queen Bey herself.

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Adapted from the 1981 Broadway musical, Dreamgirls is loosely based on the career of real-life Sixties girl group The Supremes and follows fictional band The Dreamettes as they embark on a life of fame amid dealing with the realities of a life in show-business.

Dreamgirls stars none other than Beyonce (Credit: Dreamworks)
Dreamgirls stars none other than Beyonce (Credit: Dreamworks)

Tensions arise between the three girls when their manager replaces lead singer Effie White (played by American Idol's Jennifer Hudson) for Deena Jones (Beyoncé) and changes the group's name to Deena Jones and the Dreams.

Miffed at being replaced with Deena, former lead singer Effie starts acting out and is eventually dropped from the band altogether, while The Dreams, including third singer Lorrell Robinson (Anika Noni Rose) go on to become famous singers, leaving Effie behind.

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The cast also includes Eddie Murphy, who stars as singer Jimmy "Thunder" Early and Jamie Foxx as the band's manager Curtis Taylor Jr.

Seriously, if that's not a 10/10 movie, we don't know what is...

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The second most over-rated movie, according to Ranker, was John Madden's 1998 film, Shakespeare In Love, which stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes, and centres around the famous playwright as he falls in love with his muse, Viola - who is promised to another pan.

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Meanwhile, the third is another controversial pick: tween vampire flick Twilight - based on the cult novels by Stephenie Meyer, and starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. We can feel a lot of Edward Cullen fans raging right now...

In fourth place comes much loved rom-com, The Notebook. What could possibly be over-rated about Ryan Gosling and Rachael McAdams kissing in the rain, you might ask?!

And in fifth is Eli Roth's 2007 movie Hostel: Part II, which follows three college students as they travel to a hostel in Slovakia, only to discover the place holds "deadly secrets".

Shakespeare In Love also came high up on the list (Credit: The Bedford Falls Co)
Shakespeare In Love also came high up on the list (Credit: The Bedford Falls Co)
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You can read the top ten below:

1) Dreamgirls

2) Shakespeare In Love

3) Twilight

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4) The Notebook

5) Hostel: Part II

Do you think Twilight is overrated? (Credit: Summit Entertainment)
Do you think Twilight is overrated? (Credit: Summit Entertainment)

6) Paranormal Activity 2

7) Little Fockers

8) The Fate Of The Furious

9) Avatar

10) Funny People

You can check out the full list here.

Featured Image Credit: Dreamworks

Topics: TV Entertainment

Joanna Freedman
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