8 mile is a 2002 drama starring eminem loosely based on his life. The film is set in 1995 and follows an aspiring young white rapper living in a trailer park on 8 mile road just outside of detroit.
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8 mile true story. In southpaw eminem would have played a boxer who hit the big time but gradually lost his way. Along with sons of anarchy director kurt sutter eminem planned what sutter called a metaphorical continuation of the 8 mile story. Also the early rapping was in small clubs and didn t involve free style battles.
8 mile is largely based on eminem s life most of the parts are relate able the parts where he had a junkie mom and his crew and him rapping underground and him working at a factory him getting his girlfriend pregnant as a young age are all pri. With eminem brittany murphy kim basinger mekhi phifer. The main character jimmy aka b rabbit gets his start rapping in battles held at the shelter a real venue in detroit with a rich history of hip hop.
Directed by curtis hanson. Loose is the operative word here. Eminem rap battled he was heckled he lived on 8 mile his mom was a fuck up he lived with her for some time he finally made it thru battle rap he fukd a white bitch ever single one if these.
8 mile based true story not. Eminem talks 8 mile truth and fiction eminem was again on access hollywood on monday where he talked about how proof was his ghetto pass back in his early days in detroit and how the scripts he scribbles on little sheets in the movie is just how he did it in reality. Is a young and frustrated blue collar factory worker he has moved back north of 8 mile to the run down trailer home in warren belonging to his alcoholic mother stephanie kim basinger his younger sister lily chloe greenfield and stephanie s abusive live in boyfriend greg michael shannon.
A young rapper struggling with every aspect of his life wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem. My understanding is there weren t physical fights and beatings from other local rappers. While marv earned a friend with 8 mile hip hop s battle scene earned recognition.
It gave light to what us in the culture already knew he said. As 8 mile was a reflection of eminem s early days southpaw was to be an. 8 mile is a 2002 american drama film written by scott silver and directed by curtis hanson it stars eminem in his film debut alongside mekhi phifer brittany murphy michael shannon anthony mackie and kim basinger the film which contains autobiographical elements from eminem s life follows white rapper b rabbit eminem and his attempt to launch a career in a genre dominated by african.
That s part of the film s legacy marv explained. Jimmy b rabbit smith jr.