Aroview: Mainstream feature film vehicle for white rap star Eminem has a narrative typical of the “youth craze” genre – young working class wannabe overcomes prejudice and hardship to win respectability in his field of aspiration, in this case, the world of “freestyle” rap.
Tailor-made for the hip-hop crowd and especially followers of the one-time controversial rapper - for others it’s a peek into a rarefied black subculture (think boxing with rhymes instead of gloves) and a snapshot of a moment in pop culture. Conforms to Hollywood formula yet at least makes an attempt to put spin on the most blatant clichés, and has a final showdown that undeniably pulls you in.
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3 stars (Good Enough) Part biographical story of Eminem's rise to fame, from trailer-park/single-mom beginnings to landing a recording deal and international recognition. Despite being the least experienced actor here, he steals the show. Talented rapper, and actor.~GenXGirl
3 stars (Good Enough) Eminem is great as Rabbit, a white rapper in detroit struggling to make a name for himself in the rap game. Supported by a good cast, this is more than simply self-serving for Eminem, and well worth seeing.~Tom H