Dirty Girl
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Dirty Girl is the story of Danielle (Juno Temple), 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 (Jeremy Dozier), 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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

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"Dirty Girl isn't. Sorry, but it's just faux grime, a thin layer of bad behaviour that wipes clean with a two-ply tissue to reveal the real movie beneath - all shiny sentimentality."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"If your sensibility is pure trashy camp, don't expect anyone not to laugh when you try to be earnest."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Dirty Girl is an off beat gem that's well worth the bidding war it inspired at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival."
‑ Kristal Cooper, We Got This Covered
"The film rolls downhill to Serious Town when Danielle finds her father, and although the performers are equipped to handle it, it gets more heavy-handed as it winds to a close."
‑ Grae Drake, Movies.com
"Enjoyable to a fault, Dirty Girl struggles at times with tone, unable to find an effective balance between scenes that border on farce and those with weightier themes."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Paste Magazine
"Dirty Girl broadcasts its intent to be edgy and subversive - poking fun throughout at small-town, conservative attitudes toward sex and morality - without ever achieving subversion."
‑ Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
"One can appreciate an artistic effort without actually endorsing it, which may be the most generous approach to Abe Sylvia's frustratingly uneven debut."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"...l feels like a Hollywood vision of the way the ignorant and unwashed comport themselves. It feels ugly and it made me sad."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"if you can't quite get behind a defiant diva and her queer companion, you'll find every moment of this motion picture a chore"
‑ Bill Gibron, Filmcritic.com
"It'd be hard to conceive of a movie more painstakingly comprised of dramatic filler."
‑ Robert Levin, Film School Rejects
"The movie is all over the place, searching for an identity that proves almost entirely elusive."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"Undoubtedly this movie means something to its director and screenwriter - a former dancer making his feature-film debut. So why didn't he put more care into the period?"
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"A funny, poignant if slightly uneven coming-of-age story."
‑ Jane Stevenson, Jam! Movies
"[VIDEO] "Dirty Girl" is such an inept attempt at abstinence propaganda that it should have the opposite effect on teen girls chomping at the bit."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"There's one scene in the film, keyed to the heartbreak anthem "Don't Cry Out Loud," that struck me as rocketing over the top and into the glitter stratosphere. I got over it, though."
‑ Kurt Loder, Reason Online
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