8 Mile

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(out of 5)


Producer Brian Grazer saw the potential of acting charisma in rap star  and commissioned screenwriter Scott Silver to write a story that would loosely revolve around the megastar’s own experiences:  breaking out of the Detroit hip hop scene and making it to the big time. What Grazer and director Curtis Hanson have come up with is an entertaining melodrama that overcomes Silver’s unremarkable script with believable situations, excellent dialogue and brilliant performances. Eminem himself is a natural, perfectly putting his larger than life personality across for mass audiences to enjoy, and he gets ample support from as his troubled, trailer-park living mother and as his kindhearted but not desperate girlfriend. Hanson hasn’t lived up to the reputation he started with L.A. Confidential and Wonder Boys, but this is still a cinematic treat that is just as much worth seeing as those two classics.


USA/Germany2002

Directed by

Screenplay by

Cinematography by

Produced by , Curtis Hanson,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

Film Festivals:  TIFF 2002


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Academy Award
Best Music (Original Song) (“Lose Yourself”, music by Eminem, Jeff Bass, Luis Resto; lyric by Eminem)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Original Song-Motion Picture (“Lose Yourself”, music and lyrics by Jeffrey Bass, Marshall Mathers, Luis Resto)

European Film Award Nomination
Screen International Award

Chicago Film Critics Award Nomination
Most Promising Performer (Eminem)


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