Hustle & Flow (2005)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Music


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With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.


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20 December 2005 | fincherfan22
Terrence Howard is phenomenal!
Incredibly moving, yet definitely not for everyone, Hustle & Flow tells the story of D-Jay, an incredibly conflicted Memphis pimp down on his luck. In one of the most raw and intense performances of recent memory, newcomer Terrence Howard embodies D-Jay with an animal-like ferocity that will help you overcome what few formulaic clichés embody the script. In his mid forties, D-Jay seems too old and far too nice for his profession, and his "hos" seem to take notice. You see, D-Jay represents a lifetime of failed dreams, ambitions, and wrong turns. It seems as if it could all be over, but then fate offers him the opportunity to realize his life-long goal of becoming a successful rap star. D-Jay pours his heart and soul into his music, just as Howard pours his into the performance, and the result is somewhat of a urban Rocky, a true underdog tale. This is perhaps the first hip-hop film to actually get it right, and everything that 8-Mile should have been. Don't let the subject matter keep you from enjoying Howard's brutal tour-de-force.

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Release Date:

22 July 2005

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,017,808 24 July 2005

Gross USA:

$22,202,809

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,563,727

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