Julie’s review published on Letterboxd:
TIFF19 - Film #9
I’d been following Dolemite Is My Name through award winning screenplay writer Larry Karaszewski’s twitter posts. He and partner Scott Alexander wrote Ed Wood, Big Eyes, Man on the Moon, 1408 and so many other great films. Save it to say I trust them to be involved in a great project. Larry said it’s great so he had me at hello. And, guess what guys. This film is really great! Eddie Murphy and Wesley Snipes blow the doors off. That Eddie is a hit is no surprise, but Wesley? The guy steals the show. He’s priceless as in funny, hysterical actually. The story is excellent, it’s hilarious, heartwarming and has you feeling like anything is possible. I’ve heard people compare it to The Disaster Artist. On the surface, perhaps, but this is a much higher caliber film in all respects. Ruth Carter is a lock for another costume nomination and I’m hoping for actor noms for Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes and Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and a screenplay nomination obviously!