Our generation's Wattstax. This is a great movie. This will be watched and savored twenty years from now. This movie makes Clinton Hill (my soon to be neighborhood!)/ Bed-Stuy look like heaven on earth. I love the stand up bits. I love the practice sessions. I love the crazy old white couple in that big house. I love the marching band. I love the two enthusiastic fans from Ohio. I love Erykah Badu's wig. I love Kanye West's songs.
My only complaint is that I'm just not that into hip-hop and wish that there had been subtitles telling who was performing. The DVD version had longer versions of some of the songs than the original theatrical release. As a complete novice of hip-hop, I probably would have preferred the theatrical release more considering that the only times I was ever somewhat not into the movie was during some of the performances.
Director: Michel Gondry
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