Dope Is Awesome

dope poster 1Don’t you just love when you think you’ll dig a movie and it turns out even better than you expected? That’s the joy of watching smaller films and writing about them on our little corners of the internet like many of us do. Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope is that movie for me right now and damn it’s fantastic.

Anyone who knows me or reads this blog on a regular basis will know that I have a big soft spot for ridiculous, somewhat obscure 80s coming of age movies. Spring Break is probably the best of the bunch as far as I’m concerned. When I first saw the trailer for Dope, I thought it looked like it would be in line with those movies, or maybe more like Adventures In Babysitting, that kind of thing. In a way, I was right, but it many other important ways, this movie is so much more. Continue reading Dope Is Awesome