Watch: First Teaser Trailer for Sundance Comedy Sensation 'Dope'

March 26, 2015
Source: Apple


"Allow me to re-introduce myself…" One of our favorite films from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival is coming to theaters this summer, and one of the coolest teaser trailers I've ever seen has just arrived to show it off. Dope delivers the perfect teaser in that it doesn't give much away about the story, but quickly introduces us to the characters and their style. Plus, it immerses you wonderfully in the culture of the 90s, which runs rampant throughout the film despite the fact that it's sent in modern day. This is a star-making turn for Shameik Moore, and if you need anymore convincing, read Alex's Sundance review. Watch now!

Here's the teaser trailer for Rick Famuyiwa's Dope, originally in high def from Apple:



You can read Alex's full review of Rick Famuyiwa's Dope from Sundance 2015 right here.

Dope is written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa. Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is a high school geek with a high-top fade, carefully navigating life in The Bottoms, one of the toughest neighborhoods in Inglewood, California. He and his fellow outcasts (Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons) share a voracious appreciation for all things '90s hip-hop. He dreams of attending Harvard, but first he has to make it home every day. When a drug dealer takes a shine to Malcolm and invites him to his birthday party, Malcolm’s crew is swirled into a hilarious blender of offbeat characters and bad choices where redemption can only be found in Bitcoin. The film first premiered at Sundance earlier this year and it will hit limited theaters on June 19th this summer.

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trailer looks wack

Trey on Mar 26, 2015


Nice to see some great typography in a trailer for a change!

MUNKICLOUD on Mar 26, 2015


It's crazy that it's easier than ever to do, but movie type has got a lot worse. It might be to do with editing time maybe.

Carpola on Mar 26, 2015



ragethorn on Mar 26, 2015


Fun trailer. Put together well. Pretty fresh approach to a traditionally stale format.

Nick Sears on Mar 26, 2015


Looks, hmm, interesting..? And cool ...

shiboleth on Mar 26, 2015


Yes. This looks quite good, I say!

DAVIDPD on Mar 26, 2015


I guess I am alone in this, but this doesn't tease me at all. I see I guy who I don't know, doing stuff that doesn't mean a thing to me. OK, the graphics are cool but is there any other reason to see this in cinema?

Nash on Mar 27, 2015


Looks... DOPE.

Nielsen700 on Mar 27, 2015

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