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8 Mile - The story of a global rap superstar right from the beginning.
8 Mile (DVD)
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8 Mile (DVD)
Advantages: A moving story that is very well re-invented and produced.
Disadvantages: There is a lot of swearing.
I remember watching 8 mile when I was in the aeroplane flying to Florida and I literally watched it over and over again through the whole journey! The film itself is a in many ways a drama and a music DVD that is all about who many now know as Eminem. The DVD was originally released on the 18th March 2003 - (My birthday lol) and so I got this as a present. I absolutely love this film because of its autobiographical view point. I also really liked how the film contains some excellent music throughout such as "Lose youself" and many others. I was really supprised at just how good an actor Eminem was an Kim Basinger was also superb in the film. This film is an excellent one that is a must see for any Eminem fan and I would really recommend it!
8 Mile is a movie about the young rapper otherwise known as Marshall Mathers who is in Detroit. He really strugles to make his way through life and his life is full of terrible things including his mum being a prostitute. It shows the life of a white kid who had everything against him in this tough world and how he has now become a global superstar. There is also a romance introduced and the relationship between him and his child is touched upon. It really is an incredible story that is inspirational to watch, I loved it!
I really did like this film in many ways however, I didn't like the fact that there is almost swearing non-stop. I found it very interesting to see a whole film about an area that you may not otherwise know about and what people's lives there are like. The soundtrack to the film is phenominal and I really found it to be quite a moving and emotionally powerful film. It is not the happiest of films in many ways however it does show the beginning of a global rap superstar and for that I think this film is well respected. The film actually won an Oscar which is a clear indication of the standard of the movie. I hope this was useful and thank you very much for reading this!
Summary: An excellent film that is truly deservant of the Oscar it has achieved.