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8 Mile (DVD)
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8 Mile (DVD)
Advantages: Great acting from Eminem, good plot, interesting
Disadvantages: Slow at times
I normally tend to steer clear of films where the lead is played by someone who isn't an actor, but I'm glad I indulged in 8 Mile. Eminem, as an actor and a rapper, does credit to himself in this production. This is particularly impressive in light of a relatively weak supporting cast.
8 Mile follows the adventures of the somewhat unfortunate B-Rabbit (Eminem) and is gang of friends as Rabbit tries to weave himself into the rapping world; the culmination of this effort is Rabbit rapping off in a competition towards the end of the film. This is by far the best bit of the movie and really succeeds in drawing the audience into the film.
Should you watch it? Well, not if you're averse to profanity and despise rap, otherwise, this is definitely worth watching. Eminem puts in a fantastic performance, and apart from a few slow sections in the middle, the film goes through the motions with pace and interest. The plot, at its most basic level, is excellent, and will leave you with goosebumps at times.
Summary: A great film and well worth watching