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Dolemite Is My Name (2019)Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

Much more than just another Eddie Murphy comedy

Comedy, Drama, History

7.3

movie

United States of America

English

Easy, Funny, True-story-based

2019

Craig Brewer

A.J. Tannen, Aaron Craven, Akono Dixon

118 min

Synopsis

The story of Rudy Ray Moore, who created the iconic big screen pimp character Dolemite in the 1970s.

Our Take

7.3
The Staff

This Eddie Murphy comedy had all the ingredients to be both a famous movie and an award-winner, but neither happened. It tells the true story of Rudy Ray Moore, a comedian who became famous for creating a character called Dolemite, a pimp, and who later attempted to make his own movie based on the same character. Murphy plays Rudy, but there are also other recognizable faces in supporting roles: Chris Rock, Wesley Snipes, Keegan-Michael Key, Snoop Dogg, and many others. It’s above all a funny movie, but being Eddie Murphy’s first R-rated movie since 1999, it’s also a realistic portrayal of both 1970s L.A. and the struggles of being a black filmmaker at the time.

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