Woah, I watched this last two years ago to the DAY. How 8 Mile became a Christmas movie for me, I have no idea.
Anyways, Eminem is one of the most interesting celebrity and musical figures of the last two decades, and this film is right at his peak, following a three peat of albums that completely changed the course of the place rap had in pop music. If it was already shifting into the popular canon, Eminem full on took the helmet and crashed it into expectations and left us with the 2000s transformation, for better or worse.
This film is the standard story but with the inverse of overcoming racial boundaries. That isn't anything special, but the focus on music and some low key good acting and direction, this stands out above some similar films, and even more so for just how entertaining the Eminem film really is.
151 Rewatches, #9. Original spot, 90.