Dolemite Is My Name, is a Netflix Original Film directed by Craig Brewer and starring Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore.
Rudy Ray Moore, also known by his stage name Dolemite, was one of America’s most famous multitalented black comedians in the 1970s. He started his career as a stand-up comedian who later tried to make his own feature films.
Like most biographical films, “Dolemite Is My Name” is a film about the achievement of an inspiring dream. We can also see how the entertainment industry in ancient times in America also had two different worlds simply because of racial differences.
More Than Just Comedy Movies
In packaging, “Dolemite Is My Name” looks like a comedy film with African-American cuteness. This film is more than just a comedy, but the story of an iconic comedian in reaching his dreams.
Inspirational stories don’t always come from high-end artists with brilliant work. Through this film, we as connoisseurs of quality films with high ratings will see a new perspective on the entertainment industry, namely pure entertainment. Rudy Ray Moore’s target was fairly simple; he just wanted to make the American public laugh.
We may see the film “Dolemite” produced by Rudy Ray Moore as a small comedy film that is too vulgar, but Rudy managed to become one of the best comedians of his time thanks to his own hard work which is highlighted in this film. That a “stingy” comedian also has high morale is exemplary.
In the end, Rudy Ray Moore was able to create entertainment products for his people (African-American race) that were no less attractive to those of the white race.
Everyone Has a Different Taste of Humor
Through this film we can see the fact that racial issues in America in the 1970s also separated their sense of humor. One of the things that inspired Rudy to make a film was the lack of comedy-style African-American films that suited these people’s tastes.
Rudy Ray Moore initially appeared as a stand-up comedian with bold and vulgar material. However, this material is able to make people laugh with satisfaction and amusement. On the other hand, white people see Rudy’s work as a comedy that is vulgar but in the context of an inappropriate and bad work.
Most of us probably won’t understand the humorous material that we see in this film. However, as already mentioned, comedy is not the main element in this film, so it doesn’t hurt if we don’t understand Rudy’s comedy style that is displayed in this film.
Has Attractive Visuals
Some movies come with filter options and style properties that make a statement. “Dolemite Is My Name” is one of those films. An eye catchy retro-afro nuance is successfully displayed in every frame of this film.
Ruth E. Carter as a costume designer deserves appreciation for the appearance of each character, including every supporting character that completes this film. Each character has an attractive appearance that captures attention.
Overall, “Dolemite Is My Name” deserves to be on our list of one of the best Netflix Original Movies of the year. This biographical film is presented in a light style for material that urgently needs attention. This film will give us an insight into the racial issues that also influenced American industry in its day and, of course, the inspirational story of Rudy Ray Moore in achieving his dreams.