“Dolemite Is My Name” is a 2019 bio pic / comedy directed by Craig Brewer with script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. The film stars Eddie Murphy, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgress and Wesley Snipes. The film follows Rudy Ray Moore (Murphy), who portrayed a character named Dolemite in his stand up, comedy albums, and a series of films. The film focus is on how Moore dealt with a lot of challenges to make his first movie. This is a film is about compromises and how you can make them and keep moving towards your goals. The film should be shown to first time filmmakers, so they get an idea on how to make something on a very low budget as Moore overcomes to get his movie made. Murphy’s performance is elegant, and well crafted. The film received two Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical and Best Actor for Murphy.
The Beer Lover’s Guide To The Movies pairs this film with Stone Brewing’s Farking Wheaton Wootstout a collaboration beer made by Fark.com founder Drew Curtis, actor Will Wheaton, Stone Brewing’s CEO Greg Koch. This beer is an American Imperial Stout with an ABV of 11.5%. It is a dark brown opaque beer with a tan head with good lacing. You get the aromas of bourbon, chocolate and sweetness. It tastes like roast malts, unsweetened chocolate, bourbon, molasses, and brown sugar. It has a creamy mouthfeel to it with a touch of spice on the finish. This is an outstanding beer and is elegant and well-crafted. I picked this beer, because like the film they are making in “My Name Is Dolemite”, it is a collaboration. You can sometimes make something greater than its parts with creativity and strong personalities behind them. It is a no-brainer to pair these two together.