I saw Dope at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. And it was one of those films that’s equal parts surprisingly good and strikes the right balance of good message and humor. There’s ’90s hip-hop culture galore, a great cast, and a film that will leave you walking away nodding your head. You can check out the new trailer for the film below and read my full review here.
Synopsis: A coming of age comedy/drama for the post hip hop generation. Malcolm is a geek, carefully surviving life in The Bottoms, a tough neighborhood in Inglewood, CA filled gangsters and drugs dealers, while juggling his senior year of college applications, interviews and the SAT. His dream is to attend Harvard. A chance invitation to a big underground party leads Malcolm and his friends into a, only in Los Angeles, gritty adventure filed with offbeat characters and bad choices. If Malcolm can persevere, he’ll go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.
Dope stars Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Zoe Kravitz, Forest Whitaker and is written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa. Dope will be in theaters June 19.