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Hustle & Flow

Produced by John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood, 2 Fast 2 Furious) and written/directed by newby Craig Brewer, the film is a rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story about a Memphis pimp who has a midlife crisis and decides to become a rap star. The gangsta worship is a bit questionable, but the actors (especially star Terrence Dashon Howard from Ray and Crash) do an amazing job of bringing their characters to life. As rap films go, this one's better than 8 Mile; but, if you don't know what the hell crunk rap is, this probably isn't the film for you. 114 minutes R.