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Dirty Girl

MPA Rating: R-Rating (MPA) for sexual content including graphic nudity, and for language.
not reviewed
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Primary Audience:
Drama Comedy
1 hr. 30 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
October 7, 2011 (limited)
DVD: January 17, 2012
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Featuring: Milla JovovichSue-Ann
Mary SteenburgenPeggy
William H. MacyRay
Jeremy Dozier … Clarke
Juno TempleDanielle
Zach Lasry … Brad
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Director: Abe Sylvia
Producer: iDeal Partners Film Fund
Cherry Sky Films
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Danielle, the dirty girl of Norman High School in Norman, Oklahoma, circa 1987. When Danielle’s misbehavior gets her banished to a remedial class, she is paired on a parenting project with Clarke, an innocent closet-case with no friends. Danielle is determined to get to California to find the father she’s never met, and Clarke is desperate to escape being sent to military school by his homophobic dad. Together, the mismatched misfits light out for California, and discover each other and themselves through a funny and serendipitous friendship.”

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Movie Critics
“…Starting out with a blast of profanity and sexual brazenness, it lands in a zone of earnest, sloppy weepiness. …‘Dirty Girl’ will never be anything other than a well-meaning, misbegotten frenzy of confused impulses. …”
A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“‘Dirty Girl’ makes the most of its R rating. …features such a constant stream of sex talk and profanity. …It’s questionable whether the early scene featuring Dwight Yoakam making love to his Cadillac with a garden hose should be seen by anyone, much less a 13-year-old. …”
Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
“…just plain trashy… Despite its fun-sounding title, ‘Dirty Girl’ is a self-pitying find-yourself story about a gay teen (Jeremy Dozier) who joins a slutty classmate (Juno Temple) to flee his dad and search for hers. …”
Kyle Smith, New York Post
“…What begins as a politically incorrect, ‘Mean Girls’-esque satire constantly shifts tone and focus as director Abe Sylvia pursues a style as jumbled as his narrative. …”
Peter Debruge, Variety
“…Road-trip tale doesn't really go anywhere… there’s not much here except a lot of time spent with two young actors who aren’t very compelling. …”
Stephen Whitty, The Star-Ledger (New Jersey)
“…quirky, but uneven…”
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
“…arbitrarily stitched quilt of white-trash, Bible-Belt transgression, which flattens under the weight of a truckload of half-realized ambitions…”
R. Kurt Osenlund, Slant Magazine

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