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27. Dolemite is My Name (movie)

Premiere date: Oct. 4, 2019

What Dolemite is My Name is about: The Netflix original comedy follows Rudy Ray Moore (Eddie Murphy), a comedian who hasn’t always had the best of luck in life or his career. But after an epiphany opens a few doors for him, Rudy shoots into stardom, perhaps too rapidly. Rudy believes he has found a way to become a new sensation, and that’s to take on an alter ego — Dolemite is born!

Why you need to watch this: Nowadays, not every comedy receives the honor or being called pure comedy gold! But that is exactly what Eddie Murphy’s Dolemite is My Name is. The movie has a glowing Rotten Tomatoes score of 97% fresh.

Dolemite is My Name is based on true events that happened to the real Rudy Ray Moore. Of course, the brilliant Murphy wildly exaggerates the role, for our benefit. Murphy’s role in this movie has been called by many critics one of his finest portrayals. It also helps that the cast line up is equally as fun. Some of the cast includes Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Snoop Dogg, T.I., Tasha Smith, Titus Burgess, Wesley Snipes and others.

Audiences be warned, this is movie is rated R. Events will most definitely get raunchy. If you are not comfortable with this, Dolemite is My Name may not be the movie for you. However, if you still want to give it a chance, go for it! Despite the raunchy and risky scenes, the movie is inspiring.