Eddie Murphy in 'Dolemite Is My Name' - Official Trailer

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    Stung by a string of showbiz failures, floundering comedian Rudy Ray Moore (Academy Award nominee Eddie Murphy) has an epiphany that turns him into a word-of-mouth sensation: step onstage as someone else. Borrowing from the street mythology of 1970s Los Angeles, Moore assumes the persona of Dolemite, a pimp with a cane and an arsenal of obscene fables. However, his ambitions exceed selling bootleg records deemed too racy for mainstream radio stations to play. Moore convinces a social justice-minded dramatist (Keegan-Michael Key) to write his alter ego a film, incorporating kung fu, car chases, and Lady Reed (Da’Vine Joy Randolph), an ex-backup singer who becomes his unexpected comedic foil. Despite clashing with his pretentious director, D’Urville Martin (Wesley Snipes), and countless production hurdles at their studio in the dilapidated Dunbar Hotel, Moore’s Dolemite becomes a runaway box office smash and a defining movie of the Blaxploitation era.
     
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    I may break my 'No Theaters' boycott and go check this out
     
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    This is netflix homie
     
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    what? this aint a theater release??? smmfh
     
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    I don't blame em. The only guarantee for getting your return on a theatrical release is to release a comic book/green screen movie. Netflix gets all of the consideration for awards now too. I actually GO to the theater often, but I get how Netflix is the new Walmart.

    And stop fronting, you know you be at the ghetto ass Court St theatre everytime a new Tyler Perry joint comes out!
     
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    bruh, the last time I went to the theater was to see "The Devil Inside" LOL 2012 Treated myself to the movie, popcorn, candy, and a drink and spent damn near $100. I said that day, never again.
     
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    This movie looks good. Eddie has a hit on his hands. Looking forward to seeing it
     
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