Thursday, 9 February 2012

8 Mile (2002)

Director: Curtis Hanson

Writer: Scott Silver

Starring: Eminem, Brittany Murphy, Kim Bassinger & Evan Jones

Story: B-Rabbit (Eminem) has always wanted to be a rapper in the district of 8 Mile. He has a number of problems that don't help him. Hid girlfriend becomes pregnant so he dumps her to make his life easier. He moves in with his mum (Bassinger) to save money to make a demo tape. He has also has just failed at the local rap contest.

However things gain momentum when he meets a wannabe model called Alex (Murphy) and gets his demo tape sorted. This is short lived as he discovers his new girlfriend is sleeping with other guys, his mum doesn't want to know him anymore and he falls out with his friends. Could it get worse, yes it can, he gets mugged by a group of rival rappers.

The next rap contest is where his life hang in the balance, can he pull it off and make a name for himself

Verdict: A venture by Eminem into the film industry. The story line had a lot of heart in it and portrayed the life of a young rapper wanting to make it big and the problems he faced to do so. A must watch film for any rap fan and anyone who likes a film full of heart. Set in Detroit where the 8 Mile is a boundary between where and who you want to be. Eminem plays his character very well and the stuff he sings has meaning and actually sounds good (I'm not a big rap fan). The late Brittany Murphy acts her character to her full potential and as always has a very appealing charm about her.  

Story Mark 9/10

Action Mark 7/10

Chemistry Mark 10/10

Special Effects Mark 6/10
  
Star Performances: Brittany Murphy uses her acting skills to portray her character to its full potential.
 
Best Quote: "This guy's a gangster? His real name is Clarence. Now Clarence lives at home with both parents and Clarence parents have a real good marriage..."





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My rating 9/10

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