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Title:   Dolemite Is My Name
Director:   Craig Brewer
Year:   2019
Genre:   Movie About Movies
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   09.22.19

Other Movies Seen By This Director (2)
- Black Snake Moan
- Hustle & Flow

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
09.22.19Alamo South LamarThis Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2019
First secret screening!

Thanks to the free beer available, everyone knew it would be something from Netflix. Of all the options, I'm happy we got to see this because it's a movie I was actually looking forward to seeing and feel like it played great with an audience. I like Rudy Ray Moore, Dolemite, and movies about making movies so this is right up my alley. I thought of it as a more enjoyable version of Badaaaassss! (that movie about the making of Sweet Sweetback's Badaaass Song). Eddie Murphy's great, the script is great, Craig Brewer did a good job making it, the music's great, most of the matching shots look very close to my memory of the original film. It put me in a mood to revisit the first two Dolemite films for sure.

Really it was a highlight of the fest. The movie is so celebratory, it just makes you feel good. You feel like you're hanging out with friends watching them succeed. Good times.
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