After getting back from Houston Sunday night, I went ahead and watched the new Eddie Murphy bio comedy Dolemite is My Name via Netflix. It is a Netflix original film that has Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore and focuses on the making of Dolemite in 1975. It was also the two hundredth new to me movie of the year.
Since I had just watched the film this one was mostly based on, I got quite a few of the jokes about the low production value and the slap dash way of making the movie. But it also included references to the sequel.
It is nice to see Eddie Murphy in an R-rated comedy again. And Wesley Snipes was pretty funny in it, too. Keegan-Michael Key, Craig Robinson, Mike Epps, and Da’Vine Joy Randolph do well in supporting roles. And Chris Rock has a good two scene cameo.
Not the best Eddie Murphy movie, but an improvement over some of his more recent family friendly films.