Already have an account? Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. Featuring a starmaking performance from Shameik Moore and a refreshingly original point of view from writer-director Rick Famuyiwa, Dope is smart, insightful entertainment. The movie is overly ambitious but never dull, and the ensemble cast is fun to watch.
The film's ability to confound expectations while delivering some big laughs may be its most crowd-pleasing characteristic but the anti-stereotype message rings clear as a bell throughout.
Big mature ass want some tomatoes biggest strength lies in its affectionate and honest portrait of a different kind of young urban blackness than we're used to seeing on movie screens.
The film feels off-kilter more often than not, though it isn't without its inspired, successful moments. Even as Famuyiwa acknowledges the preconceptions that Malcolm's blackness engenders, he invites audiences to identify with the character on the basis of his relatable interests, aspirations and vulnerabilities.
When so many black movie characters are simple stereotypes, it's a pleasure to see a film with real "Big mature ass want some tomatoes" about the benefits and pitfalls of playing to and against those expectations. A hilarious and thoughtful coming of age tale about identity, Dope tells a story from a truly unique perspective whilst dealing with familiar tropes in fresh ways.
A coming-of-age tale as vibrant and whimsical as it is overstuffed and fragmented. Fun, exciting and fast moving. But most of all, it is hilarious. Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan, Dope delivered with interest. The actors in this are all great. They do a wonderful job of making these really full, fleshed out characters. It's a really terrific movie, sharp-witted and funny and frank without being cynical.
Upon my viewing of "Dope," the trailers sell the film as a group of kids who are 90's obsessed and get involved with drugs and things of the like. While that is essentially the plot, do not let that fool you. This film is for teenagers, film lovers, 90's obsessors and even a touch of emotion on the race side.
This film has so many levels of craftsmanship that it demands multiple viewings. The lead, played by Shameik Moore, in what I believe to be his breakout role, is terrific as Malcolm.
While dealing with bullies, trying to get into Harvard, trying to enjoy his time with friends, and getting involved in drugs, he is able to make that all seem believable. The underlying message that this film sets up is terrific and it is paid off wonderfully. Very unique editing choices, great direction, fantastic and fun performances all around, "Dope" is easily one of my favourite films of It's themes are pretty mature for anyone under the age of 18 to really get anything out of it, but if you do, it will be powerful.
The interesting take here is of an outcasts among outcasts among outcasts, to wit, an urban black youth who actually wants to go to college heavens to murgatroid! The set-up was alright, but then the mandatory glorification of the drug culture part came up and nearly lost me. All of the Big mature ass want some tomatoes scenes, well, I must've grown past that because I didn't find it too cool at all like making out with a naked woman out-of-her-mind on MDA.
As I've been told once or twice by the fresh generation: Bumping with an emphatic fuse of nostalgics-vibes mixed with a new-generation-essence, Dope is a infectious blend of entertainment. The satire, direction and visuals are just a few of the striking chords of this modern-day coming-of-age film that make this an underrated, overnight success. The film's electric pace is synchronized well with Famuyiwa's seemingly itchy camera finger, but the overall message is lost on me.
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