Dolemite Is My Name ★★★★

DOLEMITE IS MY NAME functions way more than just "Black Ed Wood". Sure, it's mostly the same bittersweet story about an inflated ego who suddenly became notorious for biting off more than he can chew, but the seams and the context evolve into something much more powerful. Not just as a hilarious and heartwarming love letter to the eccentric energy of Rudy Ray Moore, but as a commemoration of blacksploitation, the power of representing your community, and the need to be heard by any means necessary. It’s the most purest and thoughtful crowd pleasers of the year, as well as the definitive performance of Eddie Murphy’s career.

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