Dolemite Is My Name

October 3, 202183/1005502 min
Year
2019
Director
Craig Brewer
Age
18+
Country
United States
Runtime
118
Overall Score
Rating Overview
IMDb
73%
Rotten Tomatoes
92%
vod-news
85%
Rating Summary
“Dolemite Is My Name” is a typical biopic buoyed by its unrelenting hilarity, its affection for its subject and commitment to the time and place it is set. And yet, something still nags at me about its lead performance. Don’t get me wrong, Murphy is very, very good, and on the basis of this, I’d love to see him tackle Pryor next. I just buy him more as Rudy Ray Moore than I do as Dolemite.

Dolemite Is My Name begins in 1970’s Los Angeles. Rudy Ray Moore is a struggling singer and comedian with no particular talent. However, Rudy is able to find a particular niche when he creates the character of Dolemite. His vulgar stand-up comedy act brings Rudy some modest success. But when Rudy and his friends decide to take the next step and create a movie about Dolemite, their experiences lead to hijinks and hilarity. However, will anyone even want to see the passion project of Rudy and his friends?

Claire

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