8 Mile

  1. Has anyone seen this movie? I am a closet Eminem fan and want to know if I should go to the theatre or wait for the video to come out. I know- he's a sadistic pig (etc), but you've got to admire him for finding a way to channel his frustrations. When I have a horrible day at work all I have to do is put him on for the drive home and I feel better within 10 min.
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  3. by   Ortho_RN
    I haven't seen the movie yet.. But I soooooooo want to... I am gonna go see that matinee just incase it sucks But I also LOVE Eminem... I think he is a hottie (in a bad boy kinda way) I know some of his music can be kinda brash, but if you actually listen to it, MOST of the things he says, especially about the government are sooooo true... And I LOVE the song for this move... I think it is one of his best..
  4. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Hubby and I plan on seeing it, but haven't yet. We're trying to catch an early one too for the same reasons.... just in case!

    I got the CD for my birthday, but haven't even taken it out of the wrapper yet. Still too busy jamming to Sheryl Crow's new one!

    Heather
  5. by   live4today
    I plan to see the movie, and I like the young man for his ability to sing about his pain no matter what anyone else thinks of him. He sings what is real for him, so I can't knock that.
  6. by   adrienurse
    I think I want to see the movie, I'm facinated. I mean I hate him, especially the way he breeds hate in his lyrics. I find him oddly facinating and I actually like listening to his new songs that are on the radio -- I think they're brilliant. Sooo confused!
  7. by   Ortho_RN
    I think what alot of people who hate him don't realize, is that it is JUST a song... I know singing about killing your wife isn't the happiest of tunes, but it is just a way of expression.... Last time I checked his wife (ex) is still alive, so he obviously didn't plan on really doing it... And if someone goes out and does something stupid and says "Well eminem did it".. Then there are obviously bigger problems with that person.

    I Just hope the movie is good..
  8. by   Tweety
    I think he's a pretty good musician and a master business man. Like Madonna, during the "s*x" years, he realizes the more controversy he stirs up the more money he makes.

    I think his anger is getting a little old after three records and a movie. I had bad parents too, grew up lower middle class (not poverty), etc. But I got over it and don't think I have to constantly punish my parents for their shortcoming. (My brother does that enough for me anyway).

    His *#@! you attitude is getting real old.

    I wonder if in reality you can sit and have a discussion with him, or if his mind is really that closed, is he really that full of hate, or is he just making money. (Lots of it!)
  9. by   CANRN
    I have not seen the movie yet, but plan too. My son and his wife saw it last night (I got the best part of that deal, I had their son! ) and they said it was very good and he did a great job acting! I like the guy, even at my age!! He tells it like it is!
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Actually, I find EMINEM very talented and intelligent.....get past the language and hear what he is saying, and you see how he feels....and many like him......but I am not likely to see the movie...no time, no $$$........maybe when out on DVD. I may be a weird "30 something" oldie, but I happen to LOVE his music!
  11. by   rebelwaclause
    I had planned on seeing the movie. I was stuck on MTV most the day yesterday (raining outside, hot chocolate, fireplace, nothing else to do!), and watched a special on him. At some point prior to the special, I admired his ability to say things that others merely think about, or just mention in close company. In the special, he spoke candidly (as usual) about his album containing anti-gay, hate and bashing of other artists. He skimmed over his wife slashing her wrists after attending his concert in which he rapped about how much of a "explicit(s)(s)(s)" she was. He stated he hates it when people ask for his autograph because he isn't trying to entertain when he's out and about, he wants to be "normal" (Duh? ...I hate when celeb's say that. Choose a "normal" career! "Sign my autograph" comes with the territory! Get over it!).

    Eminem (Marshall Mathers) went on for hours defending that he usually says something with the "clause" of "Don't take it too seriously", then turns around and says the same "" with such conviction, changing his disclaimer to "I mean what I say."



    My point, is, piss or get off the pot. If Em means he doesn't like gays, hates Moby, NSync, Brittney..."whoever", If he really thinks his ex-wife is such a *itch and a h*, and if he doesn't think signing an autograph for a fan is something you can do to show fan appreciation...then say it and mean it without the disclaimers. Don't go on an award show with Elton John to "prove a point". Say what you gotta say and stand by it.

    Which leads to a question...When is enough "enough?" Why do the record exec's feel its OK for him to say whatever he feels like without responsibility to those he is verbally assaulting? Because he's making them $$$$$?

    Ok. Sorry. That's another thread.

    OK...The answer is I'll wait for the video. I don't think I want to support Em's plight in life.
  12. by   rebelwaclause
    Originally posted by 3rdShiftGuy
    I think his anger is getting a little old after three records and a movie. I had bad parents too, grew up lower middle class (not poverty), etc. But I got over it and don't think I have to constantly punish my parents for their shortcoming. (My brother does that enough for me anyway).

    His *#@! you attitude is getting real old.

    I wonder if in reality you can sit and have a discussion with him, or if his mind is really that closed, is he really that full of hate, or is he just making money. (Lots of it!)
    ^5 3rdShiftGuy!
  13. by   rebelwaclause
    I forgot to say the tracks that Dre and The 45 lay for him are in fact some good music...And I do think it takes talent to put rhyme to song as he does.
  14. by   Dplear
    I will see it just for the fact that 8 mile is a real place in Detroit and if i had not straighted out my life in my senior year of high school I may have ended up there...(seeing as I graduated high school in Detroit area) I know a guy living in that area right now that I went to school with. It is a different place and time there to this day....

    Dave

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