So I walked into the movie theater in Silver Spring, MD to see a movie called Dope. I had only seen the trailer for the movie maybe three or four times so I wasn't too sure on what to expect from the movie. From the trailer it appeared to be your typical coming of age black guy in the hood trying to make it type movie. After watching the movie in its entirety, I can say I am more than happy that I was way off kilter with this assessment. Dope is a very hard movie to place into one category only because it has a little something for everyone. It has comedy by the boatloads, it addresses some issues in the black community that a lot of black people can relate to, it has some drama, some action and, most importantly with this movie, it has a message. The actors and actress that portrayed Malcolm, Jib, and Diggy did an excellent job of bringing them to life. I love how the movie had some well known supporting characters but gave the newcomers an opportunity to shine. This was also the perfect mesh of 90's hip-hop and today's technologically influenced society. I don't want to get too much into the details of the movie itself because I want everyone to go see it, but there are parts of this film that if you are a POC you will agree with wholeheartedly and almost give a standing ovation to. Dope overall is exactly what it is titled...DOPE. It is a must see for anyone that is looking for a great film to support. So go out on June 19th and check it out.