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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3 stars (Good Enough) One of the better rap-related films in the past few years, this tells the story of a young wanna-be rapper who turns his house into a studio and tries to get his demo out there. Lacklustre ending, but intriguing ride.~Tom H