The movie is basically about the journey of a rapper (Eminem) and his friends, but mostly about Eminem, from zero to hero. Nothing is really special about this movie. It's just a fun experience seeing Eminem's acting. But no, you won't see him do his "rap style" in this movie. So I'll go with a three.
Eminem didn't act in this movie. I'm not sure if he can act or not. But hey, it doesn't matter. Because why do you have to act if you played yourself? Well, B-Rabbit is Eminem himself. IMHO, nothing special in its plot. Not a fan of rap music. But I can assure you that "Lose Yourself" is perfect as the soundtrack of this movie. Other songs, maybe a little bit "meh" for Eminem standard...
"Fuck a beat, I'll go A Capella. Fuck a Papa Doc, fuck a clock, fuck a trailer, fuck everybody. Fuck y'all if you doubt me. I'm a piece of fuckin' white trash, I say it proudly. And fuck this battle, I don't want to win, I'm outtie. Here, tell these people something they don't know about me." (3,5)
When I was looking for a place to stay in Detroit it was a seller's market. I was trying to find a place around 12 mile. They looked at me and said "No". I ended up in Pontiac. The funniest scene for me was when Rabbit started chanting, "Fuck Cranbrook!" I didn't go to the High School. I went to Cranbrook Academy of Art. It brought back such sweet memories.
(Spoiler alert) Up until this movie, I never cared much about Eminem, I have to admit. And, this is a huge confession, I had no idea that a rap battle could be something interesting. What is truly amazing is that Eminem's character wins the final battle by transcending (and antecipating) all his weaknesses, because he has nothing else to lose. That scene, those lyrics, everything it means, is very well constructed.