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A musical set in the Prohibition-era American South, where a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster must contend with gangsters who have their eyes on the club while his piano player and partner Percival must choose between his love, Angel or his obligations to his father. Written by CCC

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Rated R for violence, sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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25 August 2006 (USA)  »

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My Life in Idlewild  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,745,780 (USA) (25 August 2006)

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$12,549,485 (USA) (29 September 2006)
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Originally Idlewild was written as a music video treatment, until the success of their album "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" encouraged them to expand it into a feature film. The film was going to premiere on HBO but it was ultimately decided to release it in theaters. See more »

Goofs

During the first big song sung by Big Boi, the camera is on Andre playing the piano. A few seconds later, you see Big Boi dancing around the stage, but there is no one at the piano. See more »

Quotes

Percival Jenkins: You ain't said nothing slick to a can of oil.
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Crazy Credits

The credits play over a musical dance number by Percival See more »

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References Cabin in the Sky (1943) See more »

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Church
Written by André Benjamin, Big Boi (as Antwan "Big Boi" Patton), Kevin Kendrick,
Sleepy Brown (as Patrick Brown), Myrna Brown
Performed by Outkast
Courtesy of LaFace Records/Zomba Label Group
Debra Killings appears courtesy of Verity Records/Zomba Label Group
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Entertaining anachronism
26 August 2006 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

Considering the fact that this was a movie starring two rappers, I wasn't expecting much. I was very pleasantly surprised. Outkast aren't just any old rappers, as their fans could no doubt inform you. Most of their material, even though much of it is anachronistic for a film set in the 1930s, nonetheless, fit the movie quite well. Some of the pieces, of course, aren't rap. Indeed, Andre 3000 might as well no longer be called a rapper, considering the breadth of his material. The plot was surprisingly well thought out. It had a certain symmetry, yet was not completely predictable. I enjoyed the whole thing, and didn't have to close my eyes thinking "this is so stupid" all through the film.


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