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      The Carter

      2009 1 hr. 15 min. Documentary Music List
      Reviews 76% 250+ Ratings Audience Score The life and art of rapper Lil' Wayne. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member First and foremost let me clarify all the bias and ignorant, yet frequent, comments that are swirling around "The Carter": this film does not glorify Lil Wayne. Period. What it DOES glorify, however, is his addictive and downright inhuman work ethic. The man does not stop...ever. Recording over 1000 songs in the year 2008 alone is a perfect example of his constantly-creating lifestyle, in which he somehow manages to raise an adorable (and loving) daughter, all while forever-high off his choice of drugs: Promethazine syrup and lots and lots of marijuana. It is inarguable that Wayne is far from a normal, functioning human being...and if that isn't an engaging film premise, I don't know what is. The film begins with montages of Wayne recording songs in his tour bus and hotel room, places that only HE manages to make music in. It's safe to say that, along with Wayne himself, his manager Cortez Bryant is the "narrator" of the film, sharing his opinions and love for the artist through interviews and footage of his constant phone-calling and dollar sign negotiations. The film is very "Tyson"-esque in the sense that you are brought into the mind of this bizarre individual by the individual himself. When asked the question "What would you do if you were President?", he answers "I would put cocaine back into Coca-Cola, I would legalize marijuana first AND second. Then I would eliminate all drug-use laws in sports: if you wanna take steroids, that's cool with long as you playin' good." You can't help but laugh at the sheer foolishness of the man's comments, however Wayne has no shame in being downright immature; this is HIS world that he's explaining. We just all live in it. As "The Carter" dives into his self-destruction drug addictions, we see a darker side of the artist, a side that his manager barely even comments on for he is "too heartbroken to see him like that." Once again, no one in Wayne's extensive clique of assistants and errand-runners support or enjoy his addiction...and he doesn't expect them too. "Who gives a f--k what I'm drinking or what I do or what's in my cup? It's in MY cup!" This is practically common sense to Lil Wayne, confused as to why everyone cares what he does. He's going to do it either way, whether we like it or not. We might as well all just accept it now. The film doesn't shove anything in your face or add unnecessary melodrama. It doesn't portray the addicted martian-like rapper as an icon or role model whatsoever. It simply takes you for a ride into the world and mentality of Lil Wayne, such a bizarre, conceited, and uncomfortable place that it is ultimately somewhat of a wonder. This film exposes us to the real Lil Wayne, one of the most interesting characters ever put on video. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I love documentaries and this one does not disappoint... The man behind the madness, he is a prolific artist who records constantly and has 1000's of songs in the can... You have to respect that! Behind the mask, for real! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Could have been better, more in depth, but as it is it's okay.. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member A nice look at a horribly out of touch fool. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member this documentary sucks its piece of garbage and filth this guy is one seriously poor role model Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Wayne is an interesting person. Watch as he drinks cough syrup, gets an ESPN logo tattooed on his arm and ignores his daughter! I can see why Wayne and Birdman didn't want this released, it is far from flattering. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis The life and art of rapper Lil' Wayne.
      Adam Bhala Lough
      Executive Producer
      Jared Freedman, Quincy Jones III, Joshua Krause
      Production Co
      QD3 Entertainment
      Documentary, Music
      Original Language