Dolemite Is My Name ★★★

6/10
Road to My End of the Decade List - Movie #52

A really solid time, but not much else. Eddie Murphy was really good (though I'm not sure if he deserves the awards buzz he's been getting a little bit of). I really appreciated how it portrayed the time and place. It functioned as an ode to black artists, especially in the '70s, which is a topic that obviously isn't touched on often enough. I also really liked that it felt like a pretty standard biopic except in its R-rating. Leaving out things like language from a movie like this would have completely missed the point, so I'm glad they made the right decision. Overall, it's a fun movie, with worthy and interesting themes, but also felt somewhat generic a lot of the time.

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Ranking: 2019, First Time Watches
Ranking: 2019
The Road to My End of the Decade List

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