Dope

Dope

DVD - 2015
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Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.
Audience: R
Publisher: Culver City, CA :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2015]
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama DOPE
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
digital,optical,rda
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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ChristineT_RPL Nov 23, 2015

I have to say that this movie is its title, Dope. Like a modern day Risky Business mixed with Boyz in the Hood. Set in Los Angeles, the story follows a group of high school geeks that are forced to make a choice that lead them into moral and physical battle. Our main character, Malcolm, is on a p... Read More »


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Nooksack20
Jul 19, 2017

You have to be able to tolerate hip-hop and rap crap in order to really like this flick. It is a typical inner-city black movie where the hero somehow rises above his given destiny. Some funny scenes, but on the whole it is focused on the adolescent crowd that enjoys this stuff.

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Janice21383
Mar 24, 2017

Hip hop and hip hop culture is not my thing, not in the 1990s and not now. But I think anyone up for Risky Business style shenanigans, but who can handle the raw language and situations of kids these days, will enjoy Dope. Some go-nowhere scenes could be trimmed, and some disbelief will need suspension (our protagonist made it to school without noticing 20 extra kgs of drugs and a handgun in his backpack?!) But this is balanced by exciting direction and an energetic young cast.

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Momof5Zees
Aug 22, 2016

Great little movie. well worth the hype. Enjoyed great deal. Love the 90's flair and music. Very gifted actors. Watch the end with the dancing, totally worth the credits. Feel good fable for modern America.

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Vivica
Aug 20, 2016

Wasn't half bad...similar theme to several previously made movies...but every 10 years there is a new generation & they have their own "speak", dress & culture...so that made it fresh - all in all ...it was Okay.

Larkspur Staff Drew Aug 18, 2016

This coming-of-age dramedy is smart, like Harvard smart, and has a real message about finding one’s true voice and the power that comes along with it. The film sports a great cast of Hollywood newcomers and features an old-school soundtrack that will take you back to the 90’s. Enjoy!

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evaallen
Aug 14, 2016

I did not expect anything and was utterly surprised how much I enjoyed this movie. I can see why it won so many awards and made a big impression at Sundance. Great story, awesome music, interesting characters and believable acting are a hard combination to find in a coming of age story. The killer Soundtrack is produced by Pharrell Williams. Shameik Moore dancing to the credits at the end is a real treat. The bonus features on the DVD are worth watching. Will definitely recommend to friends and will watch again and again. Loved it!

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xpectin2wakeup
Jul 18, 2016

Picked-up this "Instant-classic" movie on a whim, and didn't regret it. I loved the story enough to watch the whole thing twice, and I'll probably rent it once more down the road. The characters were well-developed, and could be based in reality, that is how greatly acted it was. If you like "rags-to-riches" story's, gangster-rap, and geek-culture, then this one will be great for you. Enjoy this one!

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maraalejandra
Jun 23, 2016

Loved this movie!

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Tilapia
May 19, 2016

What role does the environment, nurture, nature, and support play in present and future?

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LittleNoName
Apr 25, 2016

Subtitles are a good size, white with no background.
Totally expected nothing but totally impressed. Definately recommend.

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jimg2000
Feb 20, 2016

The College App Essay:
Malcolm: I'm... I'm taking it seriously, Mr. Bailey. I promise. I'm talking about something that I love. I mean, it's well-reasoned, supported with historical data, it shows creativity, critical thinking. If Neil deGrasse Tyson was writing about Ice Cube, this is what it would look like.
Bailey: I suggest you go in a different direction. Write something personal about you. Your family, your life.
Malcolm: I mean, I... I could write about the typical... "I'm from a poor, crime-filled neighborhood, raised by a single mother, don't know my dad" blah-blah. It's cliché. This here, this...This is...This is creative. This shows that I'm different. This is the kind of essay
that Harvard wants from their students.
Bailey: Malcolm, I'm gonna be honest with you. You're pretty damn arrogant. You think you're gonna get into Harvard? Who do you think you are? Hmm? You go to high school
in Inglewood.

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jimg2000
Feb 19, 2016

Diggy: Guys, the FBI can track us. The police...
Jib: No, they can't. Not if you use a Tor browser.
Diggy: What the freak is that?
Jib: Onion routing.
Malcolm: Layered encryptions.
Jib: It's like a game of Whac-A-Mole with thousands of computers...
Diggy: Wait, what the fuck is a Whac-A-Mole?
Malcolm: Look, these dark Web sites run off these secret IP addresses. Like LulzSec-level shady. We need to find one somehow. W...William Ian Sherwood III. Musician, scholar, rake, entrepreneur, conspiracy theorist.

William went to...Prep school, where he smoked a pound of weed a week, skipped classes... and had a 1.9 GPA, yet got a perfect score on his SAT. He was accepted to his father's alma mater under academic probation, which meant he had to maintain a 3.0 grade point average. hacked into the... database, erasing all grades from the entire freshman class.

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jimg2000
Feb 19, 2016

Fidel: One of these alligator bags was made here. One is from the store. Which one is which?
Malcolm: The right one, I mean, 'cause it's...Mm-hmm.Poofier.
Fidel: They both look the same. The reality is... I sell 90% of my stuff to white hos. Most are rich enough to afford retail. Why do you think that is?
Malcolm: I don't know.
Fidel:They know. They know the only difference...between these two bags...is the (you have to watch the film to find out.)
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Dom: You know what a slippery slope is, ...?
Crew1: No. I don't...I don't know what a slippery...
Dom: Anyone?

Crew2: Do it got anything to do with skiing?
Dom: xyz., sit your ass down, man. I know using your brain is a challenge and shit. You use skis on a slope... You might freak around, give yourself a concussion.
Malcolm: It's a small event that leads to a chain reaction of events... with unintended consequences... that were unforeseen at the time of the inciting event.

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evaallen
Aug 14, 2016

evaallen thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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