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Dope – Budget of $700,000 – 1 hour and 43 minutes

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Dope
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Dope – noun \’dop\

  1. an illegal drug (such as marijuana or heroin)
  2. a stupid or annoying person
  3. very good

This movie covers a 3 definitions of Dope.  Dope follows a senior and Inglewood resident named Malcolm, whom has dreams of going to Harvard when he graduates.  Malcolm is in the process of having to write his essay for his Harvard application.   However, his first attempt, using Ice Cube’s Good Day as its foundation, was shot down by his adviser.

Malcolm finds solace performing in his band, called Awreeoh (pronounced Oreo), with his two friends Diggy and Jib.  They are picked on for being into “white people’s ‘stuff’ ” like skateboards, comics, punk music, and getting good grades.  Malcolm tries hard to not be the stereotype black male from a single parent household in the hood.  But he still lives in today’s Inglewood and has to deal with the problems that plague his hood.

Malcolm also loves 80’s hair, 80’s fashion, and the neighborhood beauty, Nakia. Dom, the local drug dealer, also has his eyes on Nakia.  Dom ask Malcolm to ask Nakia to come to his birthday party.  This leads to a Malcolm going back and forth between Dom and Nakia, until Malcolm is invited to Dom’s party.  Of course, Malcolm, Diggy, and Jib all go and have a good time … until a shoot out.  During the shoot out out, Malcolm, Diggy, and Jib escape unharmed and later discover they left the party with gift from Dom.   This gift leads the three into a crazy change of events with a cast of characters that are all interconnected.

Dope is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off mixed with Valentine’s Day mixed with The Wood with dash of Pulp Fiction.  This movie takes you on a wild ride into character development.  And just when you think you know Malcolm … you don’t.  Malcolm doesn’t fit in a box, not even the one he created for himself. Dope is just that … Dope.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars

You shouldn’t settle for what is expected – Malcolm

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