I always find it interesting when the protagonists of a film are folks you generally wouldn’t root for. Go pimp! Woo! But Hustle and Flow does a damn fine job of getting you to really feel for the characters. I missed the first 30 mins of this but since it wasn’t on ShoDemand and wasn’t scheduled to air again until Thurs, I decided to watch where it started. Even missing those first 30 mins, it still managed to draw me in. Hell, I don’t particularly enjoy rap music. But this was damn entertaining. Kick ass cast- Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson (who I’m always expecting to say something funny. This was a more dramatic role than I’m used to seeing him in), DJ Qualls, and Taryn Manning. Oh, and Ludacris as “Skinny Black”. He was a bit of a bastard.
Anyway, well worth the watch. And one day, I’ll catch the first 30 mins.