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Dirty Girl

07 May

dirty girlIt’s 1987 and Danielle, the high school ‘Dirty Girl’, is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious ’80s tunes. (IMDb)

So, I see the trailer for this and I think that it seems like a weird little indie movie…which it is. But I mean that in a good way. The story is actually an interesting one about parents, kids, and how and how children are raised. Not going to lie, the plot is sloppy. The story is a little all over the place with no discernible time line and really odd character motivations and shifts, which come way too easily. Also, I hated all but two of the male characters, which I don’t know if that was on purpose, but I really did not like them. However, what saves it is the acting. This cast somehow makes this disjointed movie work. Juno Temple is fantastic as Danielle. Her character is the one that makes the way too easy character shift, and she somehow makes it work. Jeremy Dozier is really good in his debut as Clarke. For me personally, Milla Jovovich and Mary Steenburgen almost stole the movie as Danielle and Clarke’s mothers, respectively. The two of them were the most interesting characters and I really felt for the two of them.They both just wanted what’s best for their children, but they didn’t know how to do it. Overall, this is a decent indie with a fun 80s soundtrack, but it’s not a must see.

5.5/10

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