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
In the final battle, B-Rabbit says that Papa Doc went to Cranbrook, an exclusive private school outside Detroit, with its own on-site science museum and planetarium. See more »
When B-Rabbit goes to his mother's trailer for the first time, he is in street shoes. When he takes Lily into the trailer, he is in boots. See more »
[after Jimmy and Janeane's fight]
What was all that about, Smith?
Jimmy Smith Jr:
I'm sorry Manny, it wasn't my... It won't happen again.
Good. Don't be bringing that shit around here. Now get back to work.
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The final credit reads, "Filmed on location in the 313" See more »
8 Mile will have potent impact on America's youth.
It is rare that an established filmmaker and production company create something that young people are able to grasp the complete meaning of. Intellectual jargon or unnecessary vagueness of plot often take precedence over lucidity and appeal.
Eminem's "8 Mile" has managed to break this cycle, presenting in poignant audio/video style the nature of the life so many of our nation's youth live, and how despite it all there always remains the possibility to break through.
The film's meaning is largely overt, not subtle, and makes itself available to a much wider variety of viewers than most films with any sort of dramatic moral. Just look at the box office reports for "8 Mile"s opening weekend.
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. It will be impossible for this film to become as transient as an action blockbuster or as esoteric as a cult classic. It's depth and range of appeal are simply unparalleled in our time.
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