Hustle & Flow Movie Review 2005

Information and Film Reviews for Hustle & Flow the Movie

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After reuniting with an old buddy who's a sound engineer, Djay, an aging pimp (Howard), decides to go after a dream he let slide and use his talent as a wordsmith to make rap songs. The plan includes giving the demo to Skinny Black (Ludacris) a big-time rap star who Djay claims to know. The film's heart is in the second act where they create a makeshift recording studio and enlist a hooker to sing backup, daring to move beyond their current situations into one dreams are made of. Easy to see why this won the Audience Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, earning Singleton and Allain a hefty distribution deal.


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Available on DVD
Running time 114 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Urban Drama, Musical Drama, Memphis, Hip-Hop/Rap, African America, Interracial Affairs, Strippers, Struggling Musicians, Oldest Profession
Craig Brewer
Terrence DaShon Howard, Taryn Manning, Taraji P. Henson, Paula Jai Parker, Elise Neal, Isaac Hayes, DJ Qualls, Ludacris, Anthony Anderson
Amelia Vincent
Craig Brewer
Scott Bomar
Andrew Black, Billy Fox, Paul Simmons, Keith Brian Burns
John Singleton, Stephanie Allain, Crunk Pictures, Homegrown Pictures, Paramount


Oscars 2005: Song ("It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp"); Natl. Bd. of Review 2005: Breakthrough Perf. (Howard); Broadcast Film Critics 2005: Song ("Hustle and Flow").

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