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Dolemite Is My Name


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I had a lot of fun with Dolemite. I was unaware of Rudy Ray Moore, and regardless of veracity of the performance, Eddie Murphy puts on quite the show. He's given a huge latitude to show off his considerable talent, and is backed up by an extremely impressive supporting cast. In particular I really enjoyed Wesley Snipes' bizzaro turn as D'Urville Martin. I again have no clue how true to life his performance is, but he's hilarious every time he's on screen.   It's easy to imagine this movie spending a good deal more time wallowing in Rudy's failures or building up the drama, but instead it chooses to celebrate his successes, and I think the it's all the better for it. It's a feel good movie, and whether Murphy is hustling as Rudy or performing as Dolemite, it's terrific entertainment.



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