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Hustle and Flow

 

USA 2005, 111 minutes
Dir. Craig Brewer
Genres: Drama, Music / R&B/Hip-hop

Topics: African-American.

 

Aroview: A Memphis pimp (Terrence Howard) tries to break out from his scuzzy, middle-aged existence by persuading an old friend (DJ Qualls) to help craft his rhymes and musical passions into a hitmaking demo.

Veering away from the virtually obligatory violence and sex of most hiphop tales, dir. Brewer finds something bleaker and funnier in the more mundane emotional desperations lurking behind African-American musical aspirations. Even if the mix isn't quite perfect, this has a made-for-adults maturity of vision and a brilliant (Oscar-nominated) performance from Howard.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • extra stuff
  • trailers
  • 2-disc set
 

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