Tuesday, February 07, 2006

most of the time, they don't talk at all, because they walking.

I watched Hustle & Flow last night. If you can’t handle rated R movies w/the f-bomb and other R rated activities, then it’s not for you.

So, what’s it about? Here’s the plot in a nutshell: DJay is a pimp suffering a midlife crisis, yearning to be a rap star, and after being galvanized by a gospel song, he gets to work, finding it a very hard road to fame and respect.

In one of my favorite parts of the movie, the character Key(played by Anthony Anderson) gives a lecture to DJay(played by Terrence Howard) about not just talking but about walking.
KEY:There are two types of people:
Those that talk the talk and those that walk the walk.
People who walk the walk, they sometimes talk the talk.
But most of the time, they don't talk at all, because they walking.
Now, people who talk the talk, when it comes time for them to walk,
- you wanna know what they do?
DJAY: What is that?
KEY: They talk people like me into walking for them.

My other favorite part is when Shug(played by Taraji P. Henson) hears herself singing- hears her own voice on a track for the 1st time. It’s like she realizes for the 1st time in her life that she’s somebody.

She sings “It’s hard out here for a pimp…”

Not the best movie ever but it’s true what they say:
“Everybody gotta have a dream.”


Anonymous said...

I also like Ludacris' small part, he's a budding actor.

Did we talk about this movie at dinner last week? I can't remember if we did, but Andrea and I watched it a couple of weeks ago.

The little skinny white guy is funny, too.


kristin said...

not only did we talk about it... i think there may have been some singing involved... "WELL, it's hard out here for a pimp..."

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bethany said...

what i love most about this post is that my little lamb saw a GANGSTA RAPPER movie! lol! i can't help but love that!

stephanie said...

i hadn't even heard of that movie before i read your post. haha, i'm so out of touch!

i think it's awesome how we can learn things out of any situation.

have you heard jamie foxx's CD? it's awesome. it's how i get my brown sugar fix. ;)