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At Theaters: 7/22/2005 On Video: 1/10/2006
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 54 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 449972
Studio: Paramount Pictures Corp.
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DJay had a gift with words but he misused it. Now he lives a dead-end life. DJay encounters a friend and together they work on making it in the music business. DJay writes down his freestyle raps and they team up with Selby, a church musician with a beat machine, to lay down a bass-thumpin track. DJay has to make one last hustle if he's ever going to flow.
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Drama - While this hip-hop-centered drama does appeal largely to a younger, urban crowd, the inspiring message gives it wide appeal beyond the demographic. The seedy setting, foul language, and raunch may put off more sensitive viewers and some women, but it has the potential to move more people.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Terrence Howard HART'S WAR, GLITTER, ANGEL EYES
Taryn Manning A LOT LIKE LOVE, CROSSROADS, CRAZY/BEAUTIFUL
Paula Jai Parker SPRUNG
Anthony Anderson KING'S RANSOM, AGENT CODY BANKS 2, MY BABY'S DADDY
Wri/Dir: Craig Brewer
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
About The Characters
About The Music
Filming In Memphis
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words, well over 30 S-words, 9 GD's, many others.
SEX/NUDITY: Sexual situations and related nudity.
VIOLENCE: Beatings, bloody shootings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine.
ACTION: One shootout.
COMEDY: Drug and sex humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good Hustle & Flow takes a cliché and imbues it with new life through the virtues of directorial flair and talented acting.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Good 'Hustle & Flow' shows, among other things, what a shallow music-video approach many films take to the inner city, and then what complexities and gifts bloom there. Every good actor has a season when he comes into his own, and this is Terrence Howard's time.

USA Today Full Review
Good But Hustle & Flow is not a comedy — though it has humorous moments that evolve credibly from the story. And it's unfair to reduce it to that high-concept description. The best thing Hustle & Flow has going for it is Terrence Howard's powerful performance.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 43 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
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Many
Your Probability of
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (F)
6
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
3
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
6
About 50/50
100%
30+Adults (M)
13
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
15
High
100%
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Moviegoer Opinions:

Not a well attended movie. We only collected 43 moviegoer opinions. Males thought "Hustle and Flow" was outstanding! They gave very high opinions. It's certainly a movie I can recommend to them.

The ladies didn't care for it nearly as much as the guys, but most enjoyed it. About half rated it "Very Good" or higher, which is great. Most of the remaining half rated it "Good" with a few "Fair's," which is decent. What's important is that none truly disliked it. So, I would say it's a movie you ladies can see with your man and not be too bored.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
A streetwise Memphis hustler is trying to find his voice and realize his long-buried dreams. Through DJay (Terrence Howard) has always had a way with words, that gift has long been misused; this philosopher-hustler lives a dead-end life at the fringes of society. Anything more feels out of reach. Still, DJay wonders what happened to all the big dreams he had for his life. A chance encounter with an old friend, Key (Anthony Anderson), a sound engineer who has always wanted to make it in the music business, spurs DJay: if he's ever going to make his mark, it has to happen now. He begins to write down his freestyle raps, his flow and the two team up with Shelby (DJ Qualls), a church musician with a beat machine, to lay down bass-thumpin crunk tracks. DJays metamorphosis affects his entire house, as the women in his life Shurg (Taraji P. Henson) and Nola (Taryn Manning) find ways to contribute to the creative process. With the impending visit to Memphis of hometown platinum-selling rapper Skinny Black (Ludacris), DJay has to make one last hustle if he's ever going to flow.
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