Where to Watch "8 Mile"


Directed by

Curtis Hanson

Lila Sommers
Lila Sommers
· 3 min read

Who's in it?



Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger

Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

Evan Jones

Evan Jones

Omar Benson Miller

Omar Benson Miller

De'Angelo Wilson

De'Angelo Wilson

Eugene Byrd

Eugene Byrd

Taryn Manning

Taryn Manning

Larry Hudson

"8 Mile" is a drama film released in 2002 that chronicles the life of a young white rapper named Jimmy Smith Jr., who goes by the stage name "B-Rabbit." Set in Detroit, the movie delves into the struggles of Jimmy as he tries to make a name for himself in the hip-hop scene, battling personal demons, societal prejudices, and financial hardships.

Plot Summary:

Jimmy Smith Jr. is a factory worker with a passion for rap. Living in a trailer with his mother and little sister, he faces numerous challenges, including a tumultuous relationship with his mother, a recent breakup, and conflicts with local gangs.

The movie showcases his journey as he tries to rise above his circumstances, using rap battles as a platform to express himself and gain respect. The climax of the film centers around a rap battle competition at a local club called "The Shelter," where Jimmy confronts his fears, past mistakes, and rivals to deliver a powerful performance.

Cast and Crew

Main Cast:

  • Eminem as Jimmy Smith Jr. (B-Rabbit)
  • Kim Basinger as Stephanie Smith, Jimmy's mother
  • Mekhi Phifer as David "Future" Porter, Jimmy's best friend and host of the rap battles
  • Brittany Murphy as Alex Latourno, Jimmy's love interest
  • Evan Jones as Cheddar Bob, one of Jimmy's friends

Director: Curtis Hanson

Writers: Scott Silver

Where to Stream

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Production Details

Production Company: Imagine Entertainment, Mikona Productions GmbH & Co. KG

Filming Locations: The movie was primarily shot in Detroit, Michigan, capturing the gritty and raw essence of the city. Notable locations include the Michigan State Fairgrounds, the Detroit Industrial Railroad, and various streets and neighborhoods of Detroit.

Budget and Box Office: "8 Mile" was produced on a budget of approximately $41 million. It was a commercial success, grossing over $242 million worldwide.


Critical Reception: "8 Mile" received generally positive reviews from critics. Many praised Eminem's performance, noting his authenticity and depth in portraying a semi-autobiographical character.

The film's depiction of the Detroit rap scene and its gritty atmosphere were also well-received. The movie holds a 76% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on reviews from critics.

Audience Reception: The film resonated with audiences, especially fans of Eminem and hip-hop enthusiasts. Many viewers appreciated the movie's raw portrayal of struggles, dreams, and the power of music as a form of expression. The rap battles, in particular, were a highlight for many, showcasing the energy and competitiveness of the underground rap scene.

Awards and Nominations: "8 Mile" received numerous awards and nominations. Eminem's song "Lose Yourself," which was featured in the movie, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. The song also won two Grammy Awards, further cementing its impact and relevance in both the film and music industries.

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