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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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$12,549,485 (USA) (29 September 2006)
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Trivia

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 »

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GW: At the end of the day Wilbur you ain't nothing but a thief
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The credits play over a musical dance number by Percival See more »

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Referenced in OutKast Goes to Idlewild: The Rebirth of Cool (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Off Your Cool
Written by André Benjamin
Performed by Outkast featuring Norah Jones
Courtesy of LaFace Records/Zomba Label Group
Norah Jones appears courtesy of Blue Note Records
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It's Chicago meets Cabaret
23 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the best musical films I had ever seen. This film makes you wanna see this film over and over and over again. It dosen't matter if you hate Outkast, this film will make you love them and their music they play. Byran Barber's directing of the idea he chose this picture is excellent and even though he's a music video director, he still makes it a great film. If you want to see this film with your kids, then it's better if you make sure that they will be mature about nudity.

This film is a beautifully made film and I believe that this film should at least win an Oscar for their main song by Outkast, I don't know the name, but it has a catchy tune. GREAT FILM 10/10


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