Dolemite Is My Name (Advised 18)
Played with all the verve you would expect from Eddie Murphy, this tale of a rowdy, foul-mouthed comedian who became a phenomenon is a feel good treat and a return to form for Murphy. When Hollywood shuts him out, multi-talented Rudy Ray Moore (Murphy) strikes out on his own to make the 1975 blaxploitation film Dolemite. A successful stand up, he wants to make the next step up the ladder, but it’s only when he creates the outsize, swaggering pimp character Dolemite that the world takes notice. Sinking his life savings into taking Dolemite to the big screen, can he succeed or is all lost?