8 Mile (2002)

I don't remember what I thought of the movie the first time I saw it, but seeing it available on Netflix, I had this strange urge to watch it. Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed when I saw it today.

Jimmy 'B-Rabbit' Smith (Eminem)

Various parts of this movie were confusing for me. The best parts of the film were the rap battles. And the best of those occur in the last ten or so minutes of the film.

Overall, the movie suffered from a weak plot. I'd only recommend the movie if you like Eminem's music.

Though to be fair, I did watch the movie after The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007).

Alex (Brittany Murphy)

Pieces of Eminem's song(s) play during parts of the film when he's brainstorming. The song "Lose Yourself" plays at the end of the film.

My thoughts on the cast:
Eminem gave a strong performance, but again, some of the scenes were confusing. I didn't like Kim Basinger's performance. Brittany Murphy gave a good performance, but the confusing storyline made her character confusing to me.

Sol George (Omar Benson Miller) and David 'Future' Porter (Mekhi Phifer)

[20110503][20171214 Edit]

Screenshot viewing up to the scene after they burn the house (Rabbit's mom asks him for rent money).

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 98% match.

Watched once before.
Watched 20110502 (Netflix, Instant)
8 Mile (2002) Curtis Hanson. 110 min.

Cheddar Bob (Evan Jones) and DJ Iz (De'Angelo Wilson)

Relevant Links:
8 Mile (IMDb.com)
8 Mile (film) (Wikipedia.org)
8 Mile (RottenTomatoes.com)

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