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Life changes for Malcolm, a geek who's surviving life in a tough neighborhood, after a chance invitation to an underground party leads him and his friends into a Los Angeles adventure.

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Cast

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Dom (as A$ap Rocky)
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Mr. Bailey
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Stacey
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Mario
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The Voice
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A coming of age comedy/drama for the post hip hop generation. Malcolm is a geek, carefully surviving life in The Bottoms, a tough neighborhood in Inglewood, CA filled with gangsters and drug dealers, while juggling his senior year of college applications, interviews and the SAT. His dream is to attend Harvard. A chance invitation to a big underground party leads Malcolm and his friends into an "only in Los Angeles" gritty adventure filled with offbeat characters and bad choices. If Malcolm can persevere, he'll go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.

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It's hard out here for a geek.

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Rated R for language, drug content, sexuality/nudity, and some violence-all involving teens | See all certifications »

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19 June 2015 (USA)  »

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Droga  »

Box Office

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,100,010 (USA) (19 June 2015)

Gross:

$17,474,107 (USA) (11 September 2015)
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Trivia

Rakim Mayers (aka A$ap Rocky) auditioned and was cast in the movie as Dom after helping then-girlfriend Chanel Iman run her lines. See more »

Goofs

While the camera focuses on Malcolm talking to Lily in the hallway of her father's house, the cinematographer is reflected in a framed picture on the wall. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Malcolm: Soon the world is only going to buy and sell products using bitcoins.
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References City of God (2002) See more »

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Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2 (LPFJ2)
Written by Rakim Mayers, Mario Loving, Nesbitt Wesonga Jr.
Performed by Rakim Mayers (as ASAP Rocky)
Used courtesy of ASAP Worldwide/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Started off Great then took a turn for the worst
22 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

*** SPOILER ALERT ***

I remember thinking this movie looked cool because of the retro 90's style to it. Although not knowing exactly what it was going to be about from the previews, it seemed interesting, fun and sort of like another "The Wood" type of movie (awesome movie by the way and I LOVED the Stacey reference, that was cool)

It started great and for the first 15-20 mins I was into it, but then it just started getting weird and complex. The story took a complete turn and not in a good direction. After about 35-40 mins I found myself completely bored and uninterested in the movie.

It started off strong and as a viewer you can kind of feel what direction a movie is going, but with "Dope" it kept going in all different directions - trying to cover a little bit of everything which didn't work and just left me feeling annoyed and bored.

It's upsetting because I had high hopes for this movie. If the writer/director just stayed on one general topic instead of trying to cover everything, it could have worked. There are ways of adding different twists and obstacles in a movie while remaining on course (Harold and Kumar, Running Scared, etc.). Unfortunately, DOPE was not one of those and failed. This really had the potential to be a "Dope" movie but instead, it was just another disappointing "coming of age" wanna be.


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