Rick Famuyiwa's "Dope" was in fact, dope. With famous stars Zoe Kravitz, Chanel Iman, A$ap Rocky, Vince Staples, Blake Anderson, Tyga, and Forest Whitaker (as the narrator), and an unbeatable soundtrack, his film was captivating from start to finish. This movie is available on American Netflix.
Malcolm (Shameik Moore), is a senior in high school in a rough neighbourhood in Inglewood, California. Him and his two best friends, Jib and Diggy, are obsessed with 90's hip-hop culture. Malcolm, Jib, and Diggy are classified as "geeks". When Malcolm is invited to a drug dealers underground party, his life changes forever.
After a shooting occurs at the club, Malcolm is rushed out by the drug dealer (Dom; A$ap Rocky) as he grabs his backpack cluelessly expecting it to be empty like when he arrived. Malcolm is in shock when a few days later he realizes his back is filled with a gun and LOTS of the popular club drug, MDMA (or Molly).
After some of the dust settles, and he has talked to Dom, Malcolm realizes the only option he has is to sell the ecstasy. Malcolm and his friends, being the smart "geeks" they are, set up an online untraceable store fuelled by bit coins.
With lots of plot twists and love interests in between the gang violence, "Dope" is a movie that I really enjoyed seeing. It was the type of movie I didn't mind sitting down and watching. It was educational, as it had insight into the lives of less fortunate kids growing up in dangerous streets, it delivered this message comically which was what made it that much more enjoyable.
"Dope" was a film where I found virtually nothing wrong with it. I really liked this movie as it was delivered well. It was light to watch, but at the same time entertaining.
This movie is definitely worth seeing. The acting by Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is really incredible. Even the famous rappers who have never acted before delivered a great performance in "Dope".