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The film 8 Mile is about the life struggles of an upcoming aspiring teenage rapper named Jimmy also known as Rabbit His neighborhood is very poverty stricken and most buildings are condemned with gang graffiti written on them The only businesses in this neighborhood that were open are gun stores gun ranges and liquor stores Most of the houses are vacant also Rabbit lives in a trailer park with his mom her boyfriend and his young sister Lilly They are constantly being threatened with being evicted due to non-payment of rentRabbits mom is a stereotypical welfare mom Dating young men she drinks a lot uses bad language in front of her very young daughter Lilly and is often drunk in front of Lilly also This family lives in the slum area of Detroit and they are dreadfully poor Rabbits mom is just barely fit to be a mom However she does have a good side that appeared twice during the movie She does care for her children and on occasion actually talks and behaves like some of the best moms in society In fact in an attempt to live a better life she couples up a man in hopes he will marry her and take her and Lilly away from the life of poverty they are in and move them into a big brick house with a picket fenceMeanwhile Rabbit has dreams cutting a demo record deal and becoming rich and famous He does have talent and many good friends but he also has several bad friends In his quest to be rich and famous he doesnt see how his friend Wink and his girlfriend Alex is using him Rabbit and his 5 best friends have a group called three one third Theres also rival rapper squad called Leaders of the Free world They have more money and appear to be in a higher social class than Three One Third The only thing that mater
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