Malcolm (Shameik Moore), a straight-A high school senior from Inglewood, CA, dreams of acceptance into Harvard, but first needs to get through his last few months of school. Like most teens, Malcolm struggles with dating and bullies while also attempting to balance academics with temptations and hormones, but he has the added complication of dodging guns and drugs in the inner city.
This intriguing coming-of-age comedy is filled with engaging performances, and its script places Malcolm and his two best friends in a maze of precarious predicaments which only a straight-A student can potentially navigate through.
I definitely suggest you experience "Dope" (3.5/4 stars), and the film's trailer is my clip of the day.
Credits: Open Road Films, MOVIECLIPS Trailers (YouTube)