Hustle & Flow

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"Everybody gotta have a dream."
  • R
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 56 min
  • 7.3  (43,114)
  • 68

Hustle & Flow is a 2005 drama film that follows DJay (Terrence Howard), a pimp and drug dealer who dreams of becoming a successful rapper. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee with his prostitutes, Shug (Taraji P. Henson), Nola (Taryn Manning), and Lexus (Paula Jai Parker), in a rundown house that he shares with his friend, Key (Anthony Anderson). DJay's life begins to change when he runs into an old schoolmate named Shelby (DJ Qualls), who is now a sound engineer. Shelby agrees to help DJay make his music, and together, they begin to record an album in DJay's makeshift studio.

DJay's journey to become a rapper is not an easy one. He is constantly facing obstacles, such as being turned down by local radio stations, dealing with the pressures of his day job and his home life, and facing the reality that he may not be as talented as he thinks. Despite all of this, he is determined to succeed and make a better life for himself and his girls.

The film also features Ludacris as Skinny Black, a successful rapper who DJay idolizes, and who he hopes will help him on his journey to success. DJay eventually confronts Skinny Black, and their interaction leads to a turning point for DJay, forcing him to confront his own faults and unrealistic expectations.

Along with the performances from the cast, the film's soundtrack, which was composed by hip-hop artist, Three 6 Mafia, received critical acclaim and even won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp."

Hustle & Flow is a powerful, gritty film that delves into the world of hip-hop and the struggles of those trying to make it to the top. The film does not shy away from the harsh realities of life on the streets, and the performances from the ensemble cast are nothing short of spectacular. This film stands as a reminder that no matter how difficult life may seem, there is always hope for a better future.

Hustle & Flow is a 2005 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 56 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3 and a MetaScore of 68.

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    7.3  (43,114)
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