I'm a huge fan of Eminem and this movie was awesome. I first watched this movie on VHS and bought a copy on DVD when it was released. I remember seeing the posters advertising 8 Mile in the shops but I was too young to go and watch it at the cinema, Which is a shame because I would of loved to see this movie at the cinema.
It definatly shows how hard it is being a white rapper in Detroit trying to get a deal.
It is not based on his life (Eminem revealed in an interview) however it is very similar.
I think the movie shows Marshall's sensitive, kinder side of his Personality with how he cares for his sister in this movie, at first when I watched this movie, I thought it was his daughter and she even calls him daddy in it, but fans have told me that she plays his little sister and Eminem even says "Little baby sister she don't understand" in the song 8 Mile from the 8 Mile soundtrack.
Rest in Peace Brittany Murphy (Alex)
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