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Plot: 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. Runtime: 103 mins Release Date: 19 Jun 2015
Let me explain. By stupid, I mean that the movie was, as the director adeptly defined from the outset....Dope. However, it shouldn't come as a surprise just how skillfully the movie pulled off such a feat, given its writer and director is none other than Rick Famuyiwa. If you were like me, then you are probably saying...who? Although his name may not be quickly recognizable ie Steven Spielberg or easily forgiving to the tongue ie James Cameron , let me assure you that his previous works ie Brown Sugar, The Wood are arguably just as instrumental by redefining a genre of film for the <more>
African American community and allowing an audience to look at a historically under-served and overly-stereotyped community in a new light.Dope demonstrates this perfectly, as it details the life of a self-defined "nerd" from dangerously unpredictable neighborhood of Inglewood, California otherwise known as the "bottom." The dichotomy was strikingly brilliant to watch. Malcolm is an awkwardly meek and frequently shoe-less virgin played by newcomer Shameik Moore who plays in a rock band, has a perfect SAT score and finds himself becoming a drug dealing, black-mailing chick magnet force to be reckoned with. Speaking of magnetism, Zoe Kravitz effortlessly portrays the beautiful character Nakia. Settling in her goals and standards towards the very same direction as her neighborhood's namesake, she attempts to rise above her circumstances like Malcolm, while thwarting the affections of the humorously philosophical drug-pin Dom played by ASAP Rocky . The rest of the casting was excellent, including soon-to-be breakout star Kiersey Clemons, who played Diggy, the androgynous-appearing friend of Malcolm. The one sore spot of the film was the character Jaleel played by Quincy Brown, who seems to overact and brought me back to the realization that I am watching a film of actors. However, he is new to acting and will grow better with time and opportunity, which is something he will not be in short supply of.Lastly, great soundtrack, as it complements the movie well!Overall, great film! Disclaimer: This is my second review ever made...so take my review with a grain of salt...and a dash of turmeric...because it's good for you!
Great action comedy film. Original and intelligent. (by andrew-811-639783)
I'm giving the movie a 10 to balance the ratings a little bit. Just to make a point, we had three movies to watch - "Matchstick Men", the new Mission Impossible, and Dope. All had roughly the same IMDb ratings at the time. Compared to the other two films this one is totally in another league. The acting was very good, the story is both engaging and believable. I loved the music, and the characters had me connect with them even though I'm not black. Best of all, the film is intelligent, which is rare nowadays. So many movies are just a waste of time because they keep using <more>
same old boring, empty, and useless regurgitated formula. I wouldn't classify this as a drama, although it has elements of that. It's more of an action comedy that moves at a good pace and keeps the viewer surprised and engaged. There is always a plot twist when you don't expect it, and overall it's a fun ride that makes you think.
Dope is simultaneously a brilliant juvenile comedy, an emotive "coming of age" tale and an extraordinary reflection about the experience of coloured population, which is increasingly significant in North American society in fact, it's already an ethnic majority in many cities . On the other hand, I don't know whether Dope is strictly "real", but it feels consistent and honest. Some people have described this movie as a combination of Superbad and Scarface, something I find appropriate. The first half of the film introduces us to the likable trio of main characters <more>
and it establishes their "geek" condition, not only because they are obsessive fans of the '90s hip-hop culture, but also because their good school performance and cordial attitude separate them from the other students, who are generally apathetic or about to become members of some criminal gang. On the opposite, the three main characters want to go to college, help their parents economically and maybe find success with their punk music band; but, after all, they are also normal teenagers, and when an attractive girl invites one of them to a party organized by a local gangster, the young man can't resist... and that's when problems start. This takes me to the second half, in which director and screenwriter Rick Famuyiwa perfectly handles the multiple themes and narrative tangents which shape the complex conclusion of Dope, which is tragic, optimistic and hugely satisfactory at the same time. On the comedy level, Dope offers sharp contrasts between the archaic clichés of "gangsta" culture and the contemporary reality of social networks, technology and rampant consumerism. In other words, there are times in which an iPad is more dangerous than a Glock pistol; and the "forties" have already been replaced by "chia lattes". Oh, and comedian Donald Glover is only for "whiteys". The three friends analyze the vices and virtues of society with a pragmatic vision lacking of obsolete prejudices or false morality; and that opens our eyes to big truths hidden behind the facade of our old customs and expectations. As a criminal drama, Dope is a devastating portrait of how easy it is to derail one person's life in a setting which encourages corruption and punishes honesty. And as a symbol of its time, I found Dope as iconic as Rebel Without a Cause, Over the Edge and Boyz 'n the Hood were in their respective historical periods. It sounds as a hyperbole, but I truly think that Dope will earn recognition as time goes by, after having been ignored by the audience and the critics during its brief commercial release in the United States the reason of that might have been focusing the story on juvenile characters; if they had been older, it might have been as well received as Hustle & Flow . But independently from its target audience, the truths it reveals are equally important; and even leaving the moral lessons aside, Dope is an emotive, funny, exciting and hugely entertaining experience I recommend with a lot of enthusiasm. By the way, the Academy is dissatisfied because the big majority of the Oscar nominees from this year is Caucasian. Well, this was the perfect opportunity to add some color to the ceremony. Pity that they missed the chance to recognize this masterpiece.
Great Coming-Of-Age Film! (by thatkidwithouttheglasses)
The trailer was a great visual feast but it doesn't show the scale of the movie and how excellent it is. 3 kids from Inglewood, CA, a town we're usually not asked to care about, have to wise up about drug dealing. I actively tried to find a bad performance, and I couldn't find a single one. Unlike many other "black" films, this one has comedic elements and tries to get you to laugh using memes and potty humor. Typically, this would carry a negative connotation, but in the case of this movie it is excellently executed and the pace is so quick that you don't even care <more>
how juvenile it is. I encourage everyone to watch this movie when it releases in June, specifically on the 19th. I'm sure it won't have the story it did at Sundance, however. Open Road may change a few elements of the story, which would be a shame. I'm giving this one a 9/10, just in case the movie isn't as good as it once was at Sundance, so bear that in mind.
"Dope" is not the movie that you probably expect when hearing the title. I want to stress that. The word itself has negative connotations with most thinking immediately of drugs when they hear it , and though it certainly deals with things of that sort, it isn't really that simple. The few definitions of the word are addressed at the beginning of the film, most notably as a slang term referring to something that is "very good". This definition, my favorite of the few, seems to capture the movie in the best light. Essentially, this is a coming-of-age picture. Our main <more>
character is Malcolm, a high-school senior who's obsessed with 90s hip-hop culture, and who constantly shows this affection by emulating the fashion and language of the time. He's a straight-A student with perfect SAT scores and seems to have everything under control - despite a few bullies - until he finds himself taking a chance invitation to a drug dealer's birthday party along with his two best friends. From there, he's taken on a crazy adventure littered with bad choice after bad choice, all the while juggling college applications and interviews that will surely determine his future.Writer/Director Rick Famuyiwa strips the film of any tired clichés or stereotypes for African-American characters, and surprisingly manages to infuse details that question the issues of racism and class discrimination. But above all, he makes a really fun movie. The writing is sharp and humorous, with the acting from the main trio - Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, and Kiersey Clemons - complimenting it excellently. And though it's undoubtedly rough around the edges, its wit and ceaseless energy make it irresistible.
Wish More Films Were Like This (by nbrimmerbeller)
It's a rare thing to have a movie as clever, silly, funny, witty, honest, relatable, and entertaining as Dope. There's really something for everyone, especially people like me who are tired of seeing every "teen movie" covered in white people acting out completely banal and tired plots. Sorry, but some change was long overdue. Dope is nothing like that; it leaves no one out, and deals with every stereotype, and reality, head on. Where else would you see geeks running around selling dope and evading cops while still worrying about prom and college applications, all to the <more>
tune of excellent original songs and a smorgasbord of 90s hip hop gems? Nowhere's where.I broke out with applause for this movie more than I ever expected to. It surprises you, this movie. All the actors are stellar, and perfectly casted. The direction is clever, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, and honestly very aesthetically well-composed. The comedy is fast and multifaceted. One scene might have a throw up punchline, another might feature a brilliant interjection about how truly revolting Macklemore is. Which, as we all know, he is.And it is just like nothing else because it gets so much right! I just finished the college process, and I may not be from Inglewood, but the experience of applying to various places as someone who doesn't "fit in" like Malcolm so perfectly explains, is perfectly depicted in this film. This movie is a gift, and I hope it is revered as such.Bravo to all involved.
Rick Famuyiwa's "Dope" opens by providing its titular term with three distinct definitions - to paraphrase, the word can mean an illegal drug, a stupid person, or an affirmation of something's greatness. For the next one-hundred and ten minutes, the film works to illustrate all of those features in some way or another through a lens that's unique, refreshing, and respectful to its characters and their cultures.Our main character is Malcolm Shameik Moore , a black teenager carefully surviving in his crime/drug-ridden neighborhood of Inglewood, California, Despite being <more>
influenced by modern forces like the internet and Bitcoin, he loves nineties hip-hop and the culture of yesteryear, and so do his two closest friends, Jib "The Grand Budapest Hotel"'s Tony Revolori and Diggy Kiersey Clemons , who play in his punk band. Malcolm is going for what seems to be the impossible, which is applying for Harvard and forging a successful career path post-high school. However, in the mix of taking his SAT and writing his college entrance essay, Malcolm gets caught up in the underworld of illegal drugs and crime in the most unconventional way possible. After being invited to a party thrown by a drug dealer rapper A$AP Rocky , Malcolm works to craft a name for himself by getting invested in the online drug-drealing world, using the help of a local hacker and Bitcoin to create a huge influx of revenue for him and his friends.Famuyiwa attempts to do the same thing to African-Americans that John Hughes did with the middle class high school population in the 1980's, which is cut through the stereotypes, the incredulous romances, and what adults perceive teenagers to be like to really get to the heart of them as people. People with choices and decisions to make that are often times as big or as impacting as the ones adults make. The difference is, however, adults come equipped with life experiences where teenagers generally come equipped with their own instincts and peer pressure in their decision-making."Dope" shows the constant struggles of being a moral teenager engulfed in a society driven by illegal behavior and surrounded by peers who are nudging you onto a more dangerous pathway than on which you'd like to travel. The fact that it pays homage to the music and the urban movies of the 1990's is interesting because "Dope" doesn't focus on an anti-hero in a gritty neighborhood, much like the films of that era did. Instead, adhering to the principles of Hughes, it turns to the geek and, in turn, humanizes and paints him as a character trying to find himself in the mix of all this madness.Famuyiwa and cinematographer Rachel Morrison crossbreed the early 1990's hip-hop culture with the contemporary technology of the mid-2010's, causing a culture shock of epic proportions in "Dope"'s aesthetic variety. "Dope" has the cinematic look of acid-washed jeans, the feel of a sun-soaked day at the beach, and the smells of everything from acne cream, sunscreen, and marijuana ostensibly infused into every scene. It's the kind of aesthetic that's so detail-centric it almost channels the likes of Wes Anderson, minus the meticulous symmetry in every scene.Shameik Moore must be given considerable praise for his role here, which can only be described as a breakout performance. His human characteristics, carefully painted by Famuyiwa, his conflicted personalities, and his subtle arrogance, all traits that, in the end, make him very likable, echo the sentiments of Cuba Gooding, Jr. in "Boyz 'N The Hood," another conflicted soul caught in between being moral in a morally bankrupt area or taking the easy way out. Alongside Revolori and Clemons, two supporting roles that, again, go far and beyond the call of supporting roles, Moore is a talented who you find yourself being unable to take your eyes off of throughout the entire film.Above all the aesthetic and character charm, "Dope" is a surprisingly optimistic film. It doesn't get bogged down by environmental cynicism, even when Malcolm has to turn into the kind of people he never wanted to associate himself with. Famuyiwa takes a brave step in the opposite direction of his peers, capturing acts like drug-dealing and backhanded deals in a light that accentuates joy and positivity, but it's all this that make "Dope" an even more fascinating character study, coming of age story, and a subversive tale about life in an urban area.
Very intelligent, funny and a refreshing look at coming-of-age films (by stephendaxter)
Grab a coming-of-age film with 3 innocent teens, slap an R MA15+ rating on it and you get this very 'dope' film. Dope is easily one of the most interesting and by far unique films of the last few years. You go in expecting one thing, and come out of it getting something far from what you wanted. Usually that would be a bad thing, but this film was so intelligent and different that you can't help but leave with a smile on your face. I was expecting some sort of run of the mill coming-of-age comedy after seeing the trailer, but the film is much more complex than that, <more>
incorporating lots of themes and ideas that make you think while also keeping up the fun entertainment the whole way through. It was just a really refreshing thing to see in a world where most films today are just borrowing from other successful films. This movie has fantastic performances, an entertaining and fun plot that takes turns you never expect, and a great visual style that makes this stand out on its own in the Coming-Of-Age film genre. Lets talk about these performances shall we, because these are three that will most likely get severely overlooked this year but i don't think it is the last we have heard of some of these actors. Your main guy Shameik Moore did an incredible job at playing Malcolm, this teenager who is trying to keep in line with school and college whilst all of these problems come his way that force him to be someone more than just the geek. He was great at conveying that this guy really wants to do good in the world but sometimes things happen that force you to act against your own instincts. He handled the serious intense scenes well, he delivered so great on the comedy and has definitely opened the door on his movie career. The other great performance was Tony Revolori who was so funny and witty and played his character well. I loved him in last years 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' so i had no doubt he would be great in this and he did not disappoint. His character could very easily been the dopey side character who is only around for comic relief but he proved to be an integral part of the film. But my favourite performance had to be by Kiersey Clemons who absolutely killed it in what is her breakout roll. She brought so much life and personality not only to her character but also to the film and made it infinitely more funny and entertaining. I can't wait to see her in more things because i loved her in this. Lets talk about the plot, storytelling and structure of this film because it was mostly very very well made and told. I have to give a load of credit to the writers of this film because the plot for this film did not go in any direction i could've thought of in a million years. It was so engaging and there was a sense of urgency to the film, like, you always are wanting to know what will happen next and where the film is going to take you. Incredible writing that worked really really well. While i was watching the film i wasn't so thrilled with the first 15 minutes or so, i felt that it was taking too long to introduce these characters and showing things that didn't look like they were leading anywhere. But by the end of the film, everything about the beginning pays off, you get this very interesting before and after that incorporates some interesting themes about being yourself and thats where the film does great at incorporating some positive messages.The film got a little patchy at times, where it was kind of dwelling on one thing when i wanted to move on to see what was going on with something else, but that was very quick and minor and didn't hurt it that much. In the end, this film was full of awesome, refreshing ideas that took the coming-of-age genre i love to new heights. Packed with comedy, some well used action, as well as incorporating crime and drama elements, this really was a complete package and is an indie film you should definitely check out and have a 'dope' ride. - 8.4
To give you a little background on this film .. it was written and directed by a virtual unknown, Rick Famuyiwa, who apparently is a close acquaintance of the producer, Forest Whitaker. I'm not really sure how Pharrell Williams got involved as executive producer, but that's neither here nor there. I am just glad that more minorities are giving new and upcoming filmmakers a chance to show their craft. This film was nominated at the Cannes and Seattle film festival and actually won the award for editing at the Sundance film festival. I have to agree that the editing on this film was <more>
brilliantly done. When this film first started I was a little confused as to what decade I was in. There sat Malcolm Shameik Moore with a high-top fade sitting at the kitchen table. Then I spotted the cell phone which is what confused me . The time period is cleared up rather quickly, so I was relieved by that. This story really is about a nerdy kid, Malcolm and his friends Jib Tony Revolori and Diggy Kiersey Clemons who find themselves in unfamiliar territory and have to adjust their way of thinking in order deal with the situations that arises. There are many issue that are addressed in this film and there was even one scene that kind of paid homage to The Breakfast Club which they actually mentioned in the film . There was also a little flavor of Boyz in the Hood and Cooley High I know I'm dating myself, but oh well . Along the way, Malcolm finds himself head over heels for Nakia Zoe Kravitz who is affiliated with a somewhat shady guy okay, really shady guy named Dom Rakim Mayers . This is where the whole mess gets started. One of the main points of the film there were many is the kind of expectations that people have of individuals that come out of the hood. As someone who grew up in the hood and "across the tracks" I can attest to that. It was fortunate that I grew up in a military family and was not afraid to leave. Most of the folks I grew up with are either dead, in jail or still live there. I did not think that I would like this film as much as I did. I think that they wrapped it up nicely and with a bit of a twist. I highly recommend this film.