Dreamgirls - The names have been changed and the songs are new but it is clear from the title sequence onwards that this is the story of Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard - the original Supremes.
And it is the tragedy of "Flo", the girl with the golden voice, but who was later fired from the group, that provides the real drama of Dreamgirls.
Cinema-goers will warm to the final scene, which shows a moving reconciliation between Flo and the other girls.
But if members of the audience are tempted to feel they have witnessed something of the truth about The Supremes in this tale of redemption, there is a woman living quietly in the suburbs of Detroit who would rather they took the time to think again.
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