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Hustle & Flow
The music will inspire them. The dream will unite them. This summer get crunk.
With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.
Terrence Howard says mayne a lot, doesn't he?
Energetic, surprisingly occasionally even touching and inspiring, complex, andthoroughly compelling "Hustle & Flow" is definitely an engaging character study with an incredible career best performance from Terrence Howard, great music, and a terrific supporting cast.
I am on the fence here. There's a lot going on in this film that I liked, including the sprawling, sweaty look at the recording/artistic process of recording the songs that dominates the film. The film's central conflict for over half its running time is simply getting a song recorded. There's no guarantee of success implied (at first). There are hints along the way that this will open a better way for the characters involved, but the film isn't a Cinderella story.
What I wanted, though, was for Nola (great name) and Shug to kick Djay's ass out, record their own songs, and, I dunno, become successful on their own. Instead, their implied rise out of prostitution comes on his…
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Aw shit, I don't even know where to start, man. Fo' real.
"There are two types of people: those that talk the talk and those that walk the walk. People who walk the walk sometimes talk the talk but most times they don't talk at all, 'cause they walkin'. Now, people who talk the talk, when it comes time for them to walk the walk, you know what they do? They talk people like me into walkin' for them."
Walk the walk, and talk the talk. That's what it's all about.
Damn, this whole thing just went ahead and knocked me off my feet. I can't explain it, I'm just incredibly overwhelmed right now. But in a good way. The…
"Hard out here for a pimp", indeed.
Craig Brewer directs Terrence Howard in a film about the hardships of becoming an artist and the sacrifices that are made to get to that spot. DJay knows this better than anyone else. The decisions that are made in order for him to be the next big music icon both affect him and everyone around him.
But those sacrifices do not go in vain, as DJay creates music (with help from his friends and hoes) that emerges from his heart and soul, creating some very memorable music (especially the Oscar nominated "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp") that he hopes is recognized, particularly from a rapper who he idolizes on television.
I think this is the first time I've watched it since I saw it in the theatre back in 2005, and I think I enjoyed it even more this time.
I've yet to see director Craig Brewer's FOOTLOOSE remake, but if it's even remotely like this powerful, gritty "New South" semi-masterpiece and the similarly great, deeply undervalued BLACK SNAKE MOAN, it's gotta be better than it sounds.
Terrence Howard is mesmerizing as Djay, a low-rent pimp with a pitifully small stable of three "tricks," one of which is...um...on maternity leave. Itching to move on to greener pastures, he begins to nurture a long dormant dream to pursue a career in music, with the help of an old school friend (Anthony…
I liked this movie very much. what was great about this movie was how you never really liked the main character he was kind of portrayed as an ass hole. another thing I liked about the movie was the music It just felt like it belonged to the movie very much. And the ending to the film in my opinion was very good I liked how you never really new about his true successes until he was in jail. The fact that everyone thought he made one of his songs just for the moment when he beat up that rapper guy.
Not to be outdone by Julia Roberts, Craig Brewer and his earnest cast led by Terrence Howard set out to prove that pimps, as well as whores, can have hearts of gold too. And despite the gritty 70s movie finish they spray over their film, "Hustle & Flow" is about as grounded in reality as "Pretty Woman."
Howard does a decent job, and anyone who's seen him in person knows how different he is, at least in his mannerisms and voice, from the character of DJ in the film. But he didn't really stand a chance when up against the ridiculous screenplay he and everyone else were forced to slog their way through. Howard's character, a small-time pimp stagnating in some…
Hustle and Flow was really good. I honestly thought that a lot of it was slow, but by the end I was really hooked up with the characters and their stories. It was amazing to see all of these popular actors working together in a film before they were completely famous. The film really shows hardship.
I enjoyed this movie. It wasn't great amd it wasn't horrible either. The story it was telling about a struggling artist was a good plot. I liked all of the characters except the main one because he was a gross person and it was hard to feel bad for him. All the other characters had clear developments. Overall i give the movie a 3
I thought this was a pretty good movie. I liked the music as well even though I don't like juicy j very much. This movie was a little like 8 mile except 8 mile had an abrupt ending and this movie showed the main characters' success. Also the main character wasn't really made to look likable like in 8 mile but was kind of portrayed as an a-hole that had to do do what he had to do to succeed. I thought the acting was really good but sometimes I couldn't understand what some of the characters where saying because of their accents.
Most deserving best song winner since Theme From Shaft.
slow, found it to be kind of boring. sometimes I couldn't understand what they were saying, but I think that kind of added to the vibes. I feel like I could have liked it, but it was just way too long.
A true hidden gem of pure (and I mean it here) powerhouse acting.
The movie started strong (opening scene) and ended strong (closing scene), pushing all emotions and feelings toward the viewers.
Forget about 8 Mile, this is THE KING of "Rise Your Voice" MTV genre.
Complete list. :-(
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!