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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

DOPE [2015]

Writer/director Rick Famuyiwa hits gold with the coming-of-age crime-drama, Dope.
Growing up in a rough neighborhood of modern L.A., three teenage outcasts, obsessed with 90's hip-hop, have their lives turned upside down when they receive a rare opportunity to attend an underground nightclub party.
A perfect blend of incisive humor, keen observation, social issues and a fast-pace make Dope some of the most fun I've had with a film this year.  The three leads are an absolute hoot to watch, as they never get too goofy but allow the outrageous situations around them make up the funniest moments.  With a story that is all about going against typecast it shouldn't be any secret that one should expect the unexpected with this hidden gem.

4 pound cakes out of 5

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