A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap, harder than it may seem.

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This is the inspiring captivating story of the legendary rapper Eminem. The troubled young aspiring rapper from a ghetto in Michigan must exert his last chances to become successful while dealing with his life in ruins. All is seemingly lost. He is now single, has only a few friends, an insane/alcoholic mother, and is dealt with poverty and living in a violent city on 8 mile. His only way out of the ghetto and torturous life he's living in is with his talent in rapping. Will B-Rabbit prevail and seize the shot he's given or will he let it slip? Written by ojmessier23

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$41,000,000 (estimated)

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$51,240,555 (USA) (8 November 2002)

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$5,240,354 (Japan) (4 July 2003)
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The film's release date was pushed back from July 8, 2002, to November 8, 2002. See more »

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A cable is visible in the last rap battle. See more »

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Jimmy Smith Jr: Yo I need to get some privacy here guys.
Cheddar Bob: Can I come?
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Temptations
Written by George Clinton (as George Clinton Jr.), Easy Mo Bee (as Osten S. Harvey,
Jr.), Shirley Murdock (as Shirley J. Murdock), Tupac Shakur (as Tupac Amaru Shakur),
, Garry Shider (as Garry M. Shider), Redman (as Reggie Noble), Larry Troutman,
, Roger Troutman and David L. Spradley
Performed by Tupac Shakur (as 2Pac)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "Watch Your Nuggets"
Performed by Redman
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains samples from "Computer Love"
Performed by Zapp
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Excellent Drama
11 November 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I don't care for too many dramas, but "8 mile" was an excellent movie. Eminem was a better actor than I could have dreamed for him to be. He put on a great show, and kept me interested throughout the entire movie. Mekhi Phifer did an excellent job and is definitely a rising star in Hollywood. Brittany Murphy could have done a better job, but I didn't like her character development at all. It seems that she flip flops around so much that in the end you really don't know which side she truly plays. Kim Basinger did a good job. I don't watch too many of her movies. The last movie I saw of hers' was "Bless the Child" and that was a major let down.

As for the plot, don't go into the movie thinking that you're going to see the life of Eminem. This is not about Eminem's life. Eminem said it himself in an interview. Mekhi Phifer even said that he didn't want to do the movie because he thought it was about Eminem's life and that Hollywood was just trying to take advantage of a rising star, but this isn't the case. This is just as any other movie, but this is Eminem's acting debut. Even though there are certain things in the movie that relate to Eminem's life (ex. 8 Mile Road,) this is certainly NOT an autobiography.

If you go into "8 mile" expecting to see an action film with explosions and such then you're in for a let down. "8 Mile" is an amazing story about a white wannabe rapper trying to make it in the underground world of rapping. There isn't much action in this at all because it is a DRAMA, not an action. I hope you go see this movie if your in for a good story with some great characters!


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