8 Mile

8 Mile

Blu-ray Disc - 2002
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Jimmy, known to his friends as Rabbit, is a young man trying to make his way out of the burned-out shell of inner-city Detroit. Rabbit is a white kid trying to make music in a predominantly African-American community and culture. After Rabbit freezes up in the midst of an MC battle, he's convinced he's missed his chance and that he's doomed to lead a marginal life as a factory rat for the rest of his days. With the help of his friends, and his new girlfriend Alex, Rabbit struggles to work up the courage and the confidence to take one more shot at making his dream a reality.
Publisher: Willowdale, ON : Universal Canada, 2002
Branch Call Number: EIG
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (111 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4in
Alternative Title: Eight mile [blu-ray]

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 07, 2017

8 Mile is a 2002 American drama film written by Scott Silver directed by Curtis Hanson, and starring Eminem, Mekhi Phifer, and Kim Basinger .The film, which is set in 1995, is based on legendary rapper Eminem’s real life. It is an account of a young, aspiring white rapper named Jimmy B-Rabbit Smith Jr. (Eminem), who lives in a trailer park in Warren, Michigan, and his attempt to launch a career in hip-hop, a genre dominated by African-Americans. The film was a huge financial success and Eminem won the Academy Award for best original song for Lose Yourself. This movie can be an inspiration and a motivation for those who are trying hard to achieve a goal since in the movie Eminem gives everything he has to achieve his dream of being a rapper.
- @Rajo6 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

One of the most eminent rappers of the modern day, Marshal Mathers, otherwise more popularly known as his stage name, Eminem, plays the role of Jimmy. Jimmy is also known as B-Rabbit. He is an aspiring rapper and wants to get out of the ghetto that he lives in. As a very poor young man, he believes his rapping talent can help him oust himself out of the ghetto and make a living as a rapper. Life is very difficult for Jimmy who is being beaten up by life from all sides. Jimmy must somehow find a way to succeed and become a rapper.
Rating: 3.5/5
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Darth777Vader
Nov 14, 2013

I really loved this movie! Eminem is a great actor, and I'm not just saying that because I'm his biggest fan. He is actually, and truly, good. I wouldn't recommend watching this movie if you're not a fan of Eminem's 'cause the whole movie is about him, but even if you aren't a big fan of rap, I think you will still enjoy this movie a lot.

jordanblack Jul 09, 2013

most awsome movie of all time !!!!!!!!! i am eminems biggest fan

RobertLR May 01, 2013

Rap fans may like this; I'll take Led Zepplin or The Rolling Stones,

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nabilone
Jan 07, 2013

This is one of my favorite movies of all time - hands down - so whenever somebody asks me what one of my favorite movies are; I'll say '8 Mile'.

Eminem is an actor and a reactor.

Enough said.

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Elee1026
Nov 08, 2012

the whole Sphinx's Princess series is amazing! I think it's Esther Freisner's best series. I love Nefertiti's character and the adventure this book is filled with. i recommend it!

aaa5756 Aug 06, 2012

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

MrsCarter15 Dec 27, 2011

looser ur self

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bdls206
Apr 12, 2011

I didn't think this movie was very good, but I think fans of Eminem would probably enjoy this. I'm just not a huge fan of bad acting. Other than that music isn't horrible, and the underdog story isn't that bad although it could have been scripted better.

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d3siboyz
Aug 07, 2009

A great movie, it teaches you how to shed away ego and be calm during troublesome time!

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black_tiger_249 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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awesome1133 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Darth777Vader
Nov 14, 2013

Darth777Vader thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Nov 08, 2012

Elee1026 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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bdls206
Apr 12, 2011

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d3siboyz
Aug 24, 2009

d3siboyz thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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Darth777Vader
Nov 14, 2013

Violence: Well, there is a bit of violence--nothing much though, just a few fist fights.

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Darth777Vader
Nov 14, 2013

Coarse Language: Hell, this is a rap movie. With Eminem. Enough said.

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bdls206
Apr 12, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
Apr 12, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Apr 12, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Apr 12, 2011

Future: I had a lotta names, baby - The most jealous names. I used to be called Maximum, Brimstone, Godfather D - None of 'em worked, you-know-what-Ima-sayin'? 'Til one day someone said I was the future of hip-hop in Detroit. And that was it.

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bdls206
Apr 12, 2011

B. Rabbit: As a matter of fact dawg, here's a pencil, go home, write some s**t, make it suspenseful; and don't come back 'til somethin' dope hits you. F**k it, you can take the mic home wit' you.

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bdls206
Apr 12, 2011

B. Rabbit: [rapping] ... Don't ever try to judge me dude / You don't know what the f**k I've been through / But I know something about you / You went to Cranbrook - that's a private school / What's the matter, dog? / You're embarrassed? / This guy's a gangster? / His real name is Clarence / Now Clarence lives at home wit both parents / And Clarence parents have a real good marriage...

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bdls206
Apr 12, 2011

A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make the most of what could be his final opportunity but his problems around gives him doubts.

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