8 Mile

The Hartford Courant

Eminem takes on his first starring role in this portrayal of an all-important week in the life of Jimmy Smith Jr., a young Detroit tough guy who wishes for a better future through music.

Curtis Hanson ("L.A. Confidential") directs a cast that includes Kim Basinger as Jimmy's trailer-park mother, Brittany Murphy as his girlfriend, Mekhi Phifer, Eugene Byrd and Taryn Manning.

Not yet rated.

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