The Ebert Club is our hand-picked selection of content for Ebert fans. Eminem does an excellent acting job, along with Mekhi. Being his first time,he hasn't quite mastered a naturalness that he would need to develop in order to be considered a truly amazing acting force,but he certainly tries very hard and carries himself very powerfully. It seems out of place and bad for the pacing of the film. And throughout the film the audience continued to be engrossed by the realistic characters and the story. In my opinion, they have only listened to small clips that have been played on some discussion about his controversial lyrics. Eminem's astounding ability to rhyme and chant obliterates all color barriers.
A real statement of its time. Whether he has a future as a movie actor is open to question: At this point in his career, there is no reason for him to play anyone other than himself, and it might even be professionally dangerous for him to try. The rapping sequences are great fun to watch too,watching the characters spurt out catchy,bouncing tunes that get lodged in your head,especially during the 'choking' scenes. The supporting cast also makes fine use of their considerable talents, carving the Detroit of this film out of the world itself, not out of fiction. The greatest rapper of all time! It started at the bottom and it worked its way up, until it hit the top.
What you get is a brave film that is surprisingly culturally and intellectually rigorous and an aggressive film that is so emotionally intense that it seems to sometimes tear itself apart. Obviously, it's no big secret that this storyline runs very parallel to that of of Eminem's own roots and his own aspirations. The support cast are all pretty good and are believable and only a few are clear stereotypical groups. Despite all of this, I think that people have overlooked the fact that he said the only thing that truly matters to him is his daughter, Hailie Jade. It will be impossible for this film to become as transient as an action blockbuster or as esoteric as a cult classic. But his closest relationship of all is with himself, as is clear from the first scene, where Eminem is doing rap gestures in the competition shed men's room, looking in the mirror, hearing his music in his head --and this is fine, because it's what a young man has to do: get on friendly working terms with who he is. It was filmed mostly on location.
Do be careful trying to get into it though. Along it came, and you know what? What the movie is missing, however, is the third act in which the hero becomes a star. It's breathless, furious, and all the things pop too often isn't. Most track meets now include the 1500 m race instead of the 1600 m mile race. Watch the movie, enjoy the battle scenes, decide its nothing great, but then give it some thought, you'll see what I see. Advertisement As an actor, Eminem is convincing without being electric.
Also Taryn Manning's role as the ex-girlfriend is almost unnecessary. Oh, and, in case you were wondering, there is rapping, and plenty of it. The 8 Mile 15th anniversary celebration continues Thursday night with a party and freestyle rap battle, as well as a performance by Miz Korona, at the Detroit's Saint Andrews Hall. I won't attempt to speculate on the effect the film will have among our youth, but I personally believe it will be positive in nature. As of January 2016, the soundtrack has sold 11,000,000 worldwide. It's kind of like watching your life on the screen, so it was weird the whole time. And did you know Fat Joe actually turned down eminem and never listened his tape! Hanson was wise to protect his lead with awesome supporting work from Mekhi Phifer and pretty much everyone else that portrays his friends and peers in the film.
Will B-Rabbit prevail and seize the shot he's given or will he let it slip? There is no official record for eight year old girls because there is not a national race, but you could get the record at your school. Overall I enjoyed the movie. However that it still works is to it's credit. Her performance finds the right note somewhere between love and exasperation; it cannot be easy to live with this sullen malcontent, whose face lights up only when he sees his baby sister, Lily. He likes to crave them through rap and other music which satisfies him.
His anger is very contained. His best friend, Future Mekhi Phifer is the host of these battles and strongly believes Rabbit has potential, but the problem is that Future often makes his decisions before consulting with Rabbit first. I'm sure that we can expect to be seeing a lot more of him later on. I have a lot of respect for Eminem's music, and really enjoy some of his material. Jimmy declines, saying he has to go his own way.
Kim Basinger plays his alcoholic mother, miserable and bitter of where her life has ended up in a trailer park, barely able to make rent or take care of herself. Some may not enjoy it as much, but that's probably because they go into the movie with different expectations. I feel that many of the people who hate Eminem have never actually listened to one of his songs. For those who've not yet seen the film, I'll give some background of the story. It is rare that an established filmmaker and production company create something that young people are able to grasp the complete meaning of. But it sure takes guts to put yourself out there like that, well done.
It's preety different than the other movies because of it's really interesting plot and great cast including Eminem. Living in Trailer parks, caught up in gangs - black against white. The seconds creep by in total silence, until Rabbit flees the stage and the Shelter. We weren't there to watch a stupid brainless action film or a gross-out comedy. Thus he became the first hip hop artist ever to win an Academy Award. Select Platinum in the Certification field.
Mekhi Phifer plays Future, Rabbit's best ally and, in some ways, his father figure; playing the role of the protective, guidance providing, loving role-model. The climax is a series of short battles in the Shelter that are pumping and exciting. Kim Basinger did a good job. Split from his girlfriend, Jimmy returns to his Mum's trailer park home and her young boyfriend. I just hope that older people and hip-hop haters will get out and see this film too, it'll open their minds.