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Check out the trailer for Sundance hit Dope

03.26.2015

Every year we hear about the big breakout hit at the Sundance Film Festival that goes on to success in wide release. Sometimes the buzz is warranted and sometimes it is all hype for a mediocre film. This year's candidate is Rick Famuyima's DOPE which has just debuted an official teaser trailer unlike anything we have seen in a long time.

The coming of age tale is a visual blend of 1980s and 1990s pop culture ranging from video games to music, all of which makes it hard to pin down in this trailer. If you are left with anything after watching this, it is a question as to just what the hell the movie is actually about. Check out the synopsis for more insight.

Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.

From this teaser, I cannot tell what era the film takes place in as it shoots from what looks like social media sites to 8-bit video games and retro hairstyles. In either case, DOPE benefits from Pharrel Williams contributing four new songs which will definitely increase the buzz for this movie.

Starring Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise, A$AP Rocky, Blake Anderson, Keith Stanfield, Chanel Iman, Quincy Brown, Zoë Kravitz, DOPE hits theaters on June 19th.

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2:49AM on 03/27/2015

Awful trailer

As someone who saw this movie at Sundance, I feel that the way they are marketing this movie is going to turn off a lot of older people from watching it based off the meme fonts, pixel graphics, mario animations which is a real shame because it's a great movie that older folks could enjoy!

MINOR SPOILER: The movie takes place during present day, the kids just dress like they still rep the 90's.
As someone who saw this movie at Sundance, I feel that the way they are marketing this movie is going to turn off a lot of older people from watching it based off the meme fonts, pixel graphics, mario animations which is a real shame because it's a great movie that older folks could enjoy!

MINOR SPOILER: The movie takes place during present day, the kids just dress like they still rep the 90's.
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5:50PM on 03/26/2015
Now that is a trailer. It does not give much away and makes me want to see the movie.
Now that is a trailer. It does not give much away and makes me want to see the movie.
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