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8 Mile (DVD)
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8 Mile (DVD)
Date: 05/07/09, updated on 06/07/09 (99 review reads)
Disadvantages: None really.
8 mile is one of those films you might want to poke at with a stick from a distance. Rap star Eminem in a movie about a guy trying to become a rapper. Sounds a bit dubious but you would be wrong. Strong acting from Eminem and good directing by Curtis Hanson leaves you with a rather good movie.
Eminem plays Bunny Rabbit a troubled kid who lives in a trailer with his mum Stephanie (Kim Basinger) whose best friend Future (Mekhi Phifer) runs rap battles at a hip hop club.
Rabbit does have a talent for it but the film opens with him choking and subsequently booed off stage. The film does have a Karate Kid feel to it with Rabbit and his friends going on a journey, fighting the odds and believing in himself. It's not as cliché as it sounds, honest.
Like every film there has to be a girl and this comes in the form of Brittany Murphy who plays Alex. Not really sure what purpose she really served but she performed well in this film.
I can't say there have been many films that have been improved with the presence of a rapper, take Ja Rule's appearances for example. However, Eminem really does make this movie particularly with his strong rapping ability.
This has a brilliant soundtrack and some amazing rap battles, especially the final one. Powerful stuff and compelling viewing this is a gritty movie with good acting and a strong presence. A must see.
B. Rabbit: I'm gonna turn around with a great smile, and walk my white ass back across 8 Mile.
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Summary: Great music and entertaining viewing. Watch this!