Love this movie, 8 Mile!!! So much truth to the storyline, everyday people are able to relate. Some of the language could have been toned down, but reality is. that's the way it is, language, behavior, etc. Shows how to stand up for yourself, you don't have to fold under peer pressure. Not only did this young man strive to reach his goal with his music, he also remembered there were everyday responsibilities he had to maintain. Sorry to say facts are, this is the way the average person lives, struggle for everyday things, things are not handed to you , like it was in 'Leave it to Beaver'. Not everyone has a nice house, two parent families, food, easy life, fancy clothes, or even a childhood. This is movie is several years old, but the message is timeless, it is REAL!! Rabbit's music was his escape, it was his balance. If you are looking for a cutesy movie, a feel good fantasy rags to riches movie, this is not it! This gives you a slight peek into a blue collars' life, no sugar coating, no pretending. I bought this for my nephew, a teenager, he was rooting for Rabbit during the faceoff, later we discussed how hard his life was. Good eye opener for these kids today!!! I myself can watch it over and over.