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Re: 8 MILE with eminem 12/04/03
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From: Mrs Mathers
Category: Films
Date: 12 April 2003

Review

Bit disappointed, maybe cos I watched it on a tiny screen on a plane to Kuala Lumpar. But still, was grimier and less Hollywood than expected, and Eminem is actually quite good, surprisingly good at comic moments. Women were not presented as very positive role models...if I take a moral stance, but the film managed to get across a man's struggle, the oppressed white trash male done good, formulaic maybe in plot a la Rocky perhaps, building up to the last triumphant fight, but still bleak, no triumphant heroism here. Interesting love scene; does she really lick her hand for lubrication first, or was it an unfortunate cut in the film (it was edited for viewing on board plane) that made it look seedier than it really was? Whatever, making love to Eminem among heavy machinery...mmmm.....Enough to make me watch it again on the second leg of the flight.

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