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Eminem 'kills' this one.
8 Mile (DVD)
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8 Mile (DVD)
Advantages: Very interesting, if you're an Eminem fan
Disadvantages: If you don't like Em...then that may be a problem!
The one and only reason why I switched this film on, was because of Eminem, or Mashall Mathers.
I crave for his music, and I adore it. Many debate over this, whether his music is suitable for the public ear etc etc, but I will not go into that...just yet (lol).
Released in 2002, Eminem proved to be more than just a phenomenal rapper. I suppose most of his scenes evolved around him freestyling or rapping, so it wouldn't have been extremely difficult for him.
Perhaps I'm biased in the fact that, I'm a huge fan of Eminem. In an unbiased light, this film was not epic, nor terribly touching; but the fact that I was watching what could have been a story of Mashall, intrigued, fascinated and excited me. Thus, the film was thoroughly enjoyable to watch.
As Eminem normally raps, Kim Basinger plays drug-addicted, irresposible mother, and beautiful Brittany Murphey plays an ambitious, attractive girl who plays with Eminem.
There is no need to spoil this film for any readers out there, because it is definitely worth the watch, especially if you're a fan of Eminem like myself. It is not too long, it is not tedious, and certainly it is not full of just odd swear words and morals. 8 Mile clearly illustrates an eager genius rapper's struggle to fight through his 'hood' and his life, to become someone he is today.
Summary: 8 Mile - Eminem's Struggle... must watch!