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Bodied (2017)

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A progressive graduate student finds success and sparks outrage when his interest in battle rap as a thesis subject becomes a competitive obsession.

Director:

Joseph Kahn

Writers:

Alex Larsen (screenplay by), Joseph Kahn (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Calum Worthy ... Adam
Jackie Long ... Behn Grymm
Rory Uphold ... Maya
Jonathan Park Jonathan Park ... Prospek (as Jonathan 'Dumbfoundead' Park)
Walter Perez ... Che Corleone
Shoniqua Shandai ... Devine Write
Charlamagne Tha God ... Hunnid Gramz
Dizaster ... Megaton
Debra Wilson ... Dean Hampton
Anthony Michael Hall ... Professor Merkin
Loaded Lux Loaded Lux ... Bluntz (as John 'Loaded Lux' Lucks)
Hollow Da Don Hollow Da Don ... 40 Mag (as Nigel 'Hollow Da Don' Bennet)
Simon Rex ... Donnie Narco
Lisa Maley ... Becky
Eddie Perino ... Jon
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Storyline

Young Adam(Calum) studying English major finds interest in rap battles and decided to apply the theme to his subject thesis. He contacts a rap battler called Behn Grym (Jackie) to learn more for his thesis. His life aspects suddenly turn after his first meeting with behn and got his first REAL BATTLE ... Written by lamcainuachomoi

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No Rules. No Respect. No Mercy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and sexual content throughout, some drug use and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Director Joseph Kahn has worked with battle rappers in the past, featuring league owner Travis 'Organik' Fleetwood and Jonathan 'Dumbfoundead' Park in his 2011 film "Detention". See more »

Goofs

In 01:09:52, Adam calls Maya, When he taps the call button, Phone ringing voice plays. See more »

Quotes

Professor Merkin: Seinfeld is a seminal text, but for sheer Sartreian dread you can't beat "Friends." Coffee shops and existentialism just go together.
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Bodied
Performed by Eminem featuring Dr. Dre
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Very clever!!!
29 November 2018 | by riddlerukSee all my reviews

So as a white kid growing up in the 90s all I did was listen to rap music. I was picked on and bullied for it as it was not the 'done thing' and constantly called wigger. My passion was genuine and I embraced the culture and still do.

So.... I had minimal expectations here. I was expecting 8 mile revamped. How wrong was I.... This movie touches on some really key stereotypes and misconceptions about rap in general and more importantly the appropriation of black culture. Storyline was basic but it paved the way for thought provoking dialogue and I would suggest if you don't get what I mean then this movie was not made for you. Since eminem every white kid wants to be a rapper and this is movie is a satirical take on that uneducated enthusiasm.

The underlying emotion after watching this is embarrassment. For all the millennials that think they 'get it'. This movie is about race and perception masked in satirical humour. A must watch for any real rap fan.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Bodied See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,000, 4 November 2018

Gross USA:

$113,956

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,956
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