8 Mile Movie Review

What up, dawg? Rolled wit my boys to the 8 Mile screening to see my homey Eminem's new movie. Man, that shiznit was off da hook. At first, I was worried that Eminem might sell out, 'cuz I seen him everywhere talkin' about this movie, man. He showed the love on MTV's Movie House, and was on the cover of my father's Entertainment Weekly wearin' boxing gloves. But no worries, this ain't no Glitter II. Em kept his cool, and his new movie was straight dope.

Word.

The movie starts with a freestyle rap battle, which is kind of like a boxing match held during a taping of Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam. Eminem's the challenger, but he backs down without rapping, and loses. It looks like he's got stage fright, but I know better. Eminem's not scared of nothing.

People call Eminem a lot of different things in this movie, like Rabbit or Bunny Rabbit, which is confusing. Then I remember he likes to take on new personalities all the time, like Slim Shady or Stan, the obsessed fan who tied up his pregnant wife, threw her in the trunk of a car and then drove off a bridge. That was awesome. So I guess Rabbit is just another identity for Em. Whatevs.

The middle of the movie covers Em's life on 8 Mile, a nasty-ass stretch of run-down buildings in Detroit that separates the poor areas from the rich areas. Detroit's cool because Kid Rock and Eminem are from there. When I save up enough money, I'm gonna go. Em hangs out with a cool crew who are funny and smart. They all tell Eminem, uh Rabbit, that he's the best rapper in the world, and think that once he lets people know about his skills, he'll be the hottest star in the world.

Until then, Em has to keep workin' at a factory, which sux. That's where he meets Alex, who's played by that girl who says "I'll never tell" in the trailer for that movie. Except here she wears trashy outfits and talks real dirty. She's awesome, and she loves to have sex. Eminem does her in the back of the factory. Yo, I need to get me a woman like that. Bring her home to meet my mom.

Speaking of moms, Eminem's old lady lives in a trailer park and dates a redneck who used to go to Eminem's, uh Rabbit's, school. She's played by the hot old lady from Bless the Child, which was so bad. In this movie, she swears in front of her youngest daughter and smokes and drinks constantly, which was cool. She's waiting for her boyfriend's settlement check to come in so she can pay the rent. She's always tellin' Em what to do, and sayin' his life ain't worth crap. "Biotch, look in the mirror sometime," is what I'm sayin' to her. She also talks with a Southern accent the entire time, which is stupid. She's supposed to be from Detroit, which is in, like, New England or something.

Anyway, the movie ends with another battle, and Eminem finally gets to rap and show us why his friends think he's so dope. One guy called Slim "Leave it to Beaver" and said he raps like Vanilla Ice. But Em gets to embarrass this posse of player-haters on stage, and everybody in the theater started clapping and yelling. It was the best.

On our way out, some old men with pens and notebooks in their hands were talkin' outside the theater about 8 Mile. They said Eminem had a lot of screen presence, and talked about the director's ability to capture the poverty of metro Detroit. One old dude kept talking about Eminem's come-from-behind mentality, and another raved about the energy powering the inspired rap battles. They all kept repeating the name Tony Manero over and over, but I didn't know who that was, so I left.

Whatever, dawg. I don't care. I just need to get me to a pay phone so I can call up TRL and request "Lose Yourself" from the movie soundtrack. I'm gonna dedicate it to my girl Kelly in Paramus, because she's so hot and she loves to listen to Eminem when we're hangin' out at the mall, yo. True dat.

And one for my homies.


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any more movies with eminem ?

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colletteo8

^^janine^^yo man u need 2 calm down! lots a peepz get bullied man its part a yur personality! u really gta calm down wai the em stuff man n shaven yer hair n dat! anno wat ad say if a saw ya! just dnt get drunk n drive yer car over a bridge wai sum1 in the trunk n dat! u really gta show urself sum respect lass!! ;) outty ;)

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janinebustin

i have everything about you i even have 8mile too

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janinebustin

dear eminem i got got some rap lerics of my own can you please read them at least ive got every picture of you on my wall ive got all your cds ive got all your pictures on my computer my room is eminem mania i even shaved my head like you and everything i died my hair dark blond everybody i know said i look like you without my nose ring in i even dressed like you 2 years in a row for halloween ive even got your tukes and everything your cd cases too all your song books from your cds too im a majior fan of you yo if anybody knows me well enough im about raping and im about music if you dont know me dont be like trying to say you know me im about eminem music to my whole about me is about me of corse i like eminem hes hot yo im 5'3 from etown dont be trying to diss me yo i like jay-z ice cube dmx nelly i like rap cds im all about rap oviously you can tell cause im raping about me i weigh 120lbs yo im not hot or ugly im just a person ive been picked on all my life by miranda parelle shes bullyed me since i was in elamentry threw high school too my other bully was jennifer vandale and joathan her brother you gotta understand i want the bullying to be stoped cause im tried of being chased and bullyed and being picked on im tired of runing and hideing im just a girl for heven sakes i rather be put threw my life the way it was made but i rather not be bullyed and picked on i liked my life after i meet a sweet guy named scott winer he is such a sweetie i loved him for 11 years before i wouldnt give up on my life cause ive worked so hard on it to build up friends and friendship im not a bad person yo if you got to know me im not that bad im a cool kind understanding person f**k all those people out there who diss me they dont know what im all about im a kind hearted person im a calm person dont listen to those people who dont know me i will atmite im a stuborn person at times im a rude person to people who get me mad cause they dont know me and they make fun of me cause they dont understand or respect people they should look at themselves in the mirrior cause their no better for making fun of someone whos diffrent im 19 years old i was raped by a 28 year old when i was 11 years old i had love at one point in time but love gets lost after awhile thats what happend to me im so glad though i still am who iam for reasons yes iam a girl but im not lesbeian or bi im a tomboy thats why people hate me is cause i like to dress like a guy but who cares if i do i sure as hell dont i like trailer park boys south park wwe wresling my favorite wresler is stone cold steve austin i quit grade 12 in high school cause i got picked on for being smart in all my classes but math who cares if your smart why pick on a smart kid when you shouldnt be picking on anybody i try to stay away from the bad crowds but they manage to follow me around i use to be a goody to shoes but now im not im bad to the bone so if you dont like me dont bother with me im a bad kid im sweet as pie but dont let that fool you i smoke weed and drink beer and smoke cigarttes i like adam sandler 50 cent loyad banks i ran away from home when i was 16 years old i was on the news in the paper i was gone for 5 days in those 5 days i started smoking weed i also like ryan phillippe too listen up cause all this s**t you read about me is true its a song about me thats so damn true im an emtionless person so thats all i gotta say i also got picked on for being skinny too i still have a love that is true and is deep im not going to mention his name cause he asked me not too so i respect him for it you tell me my lifes not wacked after you read this song you would have to say my life is cause if you said it wasnt you would be lieing to me about my very life heres the shout outs in my song AMANDA MY BEST GIRL I LOVE YOU THERES SO MANY MEMORIES SCOTT THE ONE IVE KNOWN FOR 11 YEARS MY FAMILY MY FRIENDS THAT HELPED ME THREW THEESE SUCKY YEARS AND SHOUTS TOO ALL MY PEOPLE ON MY WINERS LIST I LOVE YOU ONE AND ALL THAT WHOLE RAP SONG IS ALL TRUE ABOUT ME IVE LIVED THREW IT ALL I CAN NOT SAY MY LIFE IS NOT WACKED CAUSE IT IS i like to talk on msn and on here and my cell phone and my house phone too and henging with my friends too so thats my boaring life for yaz peace out ight peoples im kind hearted hard working and understanding calm cool collected person so whatever to youz who diss me i wont forget the people who make fun of me and bullyed me and picked on me and s**t like that peace out ight peoples bye bye hit me back an email just to chat your biggest fan janinebustin i know all your lerics i have both your books too hit me back just to chat janine by eminem

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8 Mile Rating

" Good "

Rating: R, 2002

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