Dolomite Is My Name – Craig Brewer (2019)

Eddy Murphey is Rudy Ray Moore, a man who tries to become famous, but has a hard time doing so. He tried music and dance and then he comes up with the idea to be a comedian.

This works very well. Rudy comes with a spitfire of dirty jokes for and about the black community. Indeed, most of his jokes elude me. Rudy does very well and when he starts to sell his shows on vinyl, his star rises quickly.

When watching a comedy film with his friends and finding it not funny at all, Rudy decides to make a film by and for the blacks. This does not entirely go easily, but eventually pays out.

The film is almost exclusively played by black actors, so you can expect people to appear such as Wesley Snipes, Graig Robinson, but also a great Snoop Dog and Chris Rock. Indeed, the film is about “Blaxploitation” and is basically a “Blaxploitation” film itself. A bit strange to see the director though.

“Dolomite” is amusing. Murphey is still funny and the film looks like everybody got a fun time making it.

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