Dolemite Is My Name ★★★★½

"Luck is where opportunity meets preparation."

Not just hilarious but also surprisingly heartwarming and pure, Dolemite Is My Name is one of the best films of the year. Eddie Murphy is just as good if not better than you've heard and the entire supporting cast is aces all around. 

"Movies About Movies" has always been one of my favorite genre and Craig Brewer's latest absolutely nails it. From behind the scenes issues to the eventual triumph of a down on his luck Moore, it's one of the best. While I'm glad that Netflix put this out and we're able to see it, it's a damned shame this isn't playing in theaters across the country. 

A righteous and funny experience, it stands tall amongst both Murphy and Brewer's other work.

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