8 Mile – “The people of Detroit know 8 Mile as the city limit, a border, a boundary … a psychological dividing line that separates Jimmy Smith Jr. from where and who he wants to be.” Jimmy, a.k.a. “Rabbit” (Eminem), a witty white kid who lives with his pitiful mother and itty-bitty sister in a crappy trailer park and has a gritty job in a metal-stamp plant, hangs out with a gang of mostly black young men who believe he’s the best hip-hop talent in the neighborhood and urge him to prove it in the rap battles. Rated R for everything – sex, drugs, violence, but mostly language. Eminem’s theme song is one of the few hip-hop numbers I really enjoy.
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