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"The music will inspire them. The dream will unite them. This summer get crunk."

Hustle & Flow is an indie drama film that was released in 2005. It was written and directed by Craig Brewer. The film stars Terrence Howard as DJay. The supporting cast consists of Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning, Taraji P. Henson, DJ Qualls, Chris Bridges, Paula Jai Parker, Elise Neal, and Isaac Hayes. The film has a running time of 116 minutes, and it was produced by Stephanie Allain and John Singleton. It has an R rating for its language, violence, and its depiction of sexual activity and drug use.

The movie begins by introducing DJay as a pimp and drug dealer who hates his life. He wants to change his life for the better to get out of the ghetto. He buys a keyboard, and meets up with a friend from high school who starts to help him put together rap songs. Another one of DJay's friends starts to help, and it becomes evident that a career as a rapper is the direction he will take in life.

The content of DJay's songs are about his lifestyle and the frustration it spawned in him. Throughout the journey DJay has to find ways to get the necessary equipment and access to the recording studio. Despite these setbacks, one of DJays prostitutes sings vocals on the songs and they start to see some success. Additionally, DJay starts to fall in love with the prostitute.

The best chance DJay has to become successful happens when a famous rapper from the town comes home for an exclusive party. It is up to DJay to gain access to the party. He does this by bringing marijuana. Once in the party, he starts talking to the famous rapper, and his only chance of success is making sure the famous rapper accepts his mix tape.

| 2005 | 1 hr 56 min | 7.4/10 | 68/100
Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning, Taraji P. Henson
MTV Films, New Deal Entertainment
Craig Brewer

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