dolemite is my name movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Dolemite is My Name is the crude, funny, entertaining and vulgar presentation of Rudy Ray Moore’s character, Dolemite. This movie is a brilliant execution of behind the real Rudy Ray Moore’s ‘Dolemite’.


Legendary performer Rudy Ray Moore creates an outrageous character named Dolemite, who becomes a comedy sensation and the lead of a motion picture that could make or break Moore.

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Movie details

Director: Craig Brewer
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Wesley Snipes, Snoop Dogg
Writer: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
Release Date (Australia): 25 October 2019
Runtime: 118 minutes/1h 58m
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (MA15+)

The film’s themes include crude humour that is strong in impact.

Violence (M)

There are scenes depicting slapping, punching and simulated violence.

Coarse Language (MA15+)

The film features frequent use of the words “f**k” and “motherf**ker”, as well as uses of the words “s**t”, “n***a”, “ass”, “bitch” and “whore”.

Drug Use (PG)

There are occasional verbal references to drug dealers, cocaine and “junkies”.

Nudity (M)

The film includes depictions of female full frontal and breasts nudity.

Sex (MA15+)

The film contains strong crude sexual references and a depiction of a simulated sex scene.

mpaa rating

R (for pervasive language, crude sexual content, and graphic nudity)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Dolemite may be coarse, rude, crude and vulgar, but Eddie Murphy just steals the show in an entertaining presentation of Rudy Ray Moore’s comedy acts and filmmaking. This biographical comedy-drama leads its way with an upbeat hopeful attitude that you may have witnessed enough of in positive-themed kids’ drama movies, but it’s just even more delightful when it’s a child-unfriendly vulgar film demonstrating you can achieve your dreams when you work hard and do put in the effort.

Dolemite is My Name depicts Rudy Ray Moore’s struggles with executing his doughy character, Dolemite. This film is actually based on his true story of being a funny rhyming-rap comedian, becoming a hit and doing his own film titled ‘Dolemite’, and you’ll probably even want to see that after this film, despite what the critics state. This movie basically just says “fuck the critics” and follows through with determination.

Rudy is a highly determined and committed true character who’s executed absolutely flawlessly by show-stealing Eddie Murphy. He, the other leading cast members, and even noticeably the extras are staggering. This movie is an example of why performances, big and little, can truly impact the overall result. Dolemite is My Name’s a comedy that’ll also make you laugh, entertain you and just gives you an upbeat attitude.

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