Dirty Laundry
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"Dirty Laundry" is a modern-day prodigal son story with a twist. It follows Patrick, a magazine writer, who seems to have the "perfect life" until one day there is a knock at the door. On the other side stands a secret that brings him face to face with the traditional southern family he hasn't seen in more than 10 years.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The tone is good-natured enough to make a simple movie semi-watchable."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Overwritten and under-directed by Maurice Jamal, the movie contains several honest moments but remains too awash in clichà (C)s and stereotypes to take seriously."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"run of the mill, with a few good laughs along the way"
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"Jamal's comedy of family dysfunction is essentially a sitcom episode writ large; it's not subtle, but it's good-natured and hits its marks with ruthless efficiency."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Looking for plot holes? You can't miss them. But if you go in hoping for a good time, you'll find that, too."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Cheesy crockpot of a film."
‑ Julia Wallace, L.A. Weekly
"Is it sidesplitting? No, but it's cute. Is it wonderfully wicked? No, but it's got a few twists and turns. Is it a classic? Probably not, but it's an encouraging move into a new kind of gay film and a story not often told."
‑ Brian Juergens, AfterElton.com
"Even though homophobia may be more of a hurdle in the 'hood than Hollywood, this ensemble's supportive response to Sheldon's revealing his sexual preference proves to be a surprisingly sweet way to close out this well-meaning message movie."
‑ Kam Williams, Black Star News
"Mr. Jamal's direction ranges from clumsy to competent. Fortunately, even as Mr. Jamal's characters hit notes reminiscent of a half-baked television pilot, they disclose eccentricities that his cast spins into comic gold."
‑ Matt Zoller Seitz, New York Times
"The film's plea for tolerance is commendable but would have more weight if only it were executed with more panache."
‑ Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
"By far the best of a plethora of holiday family-reunion films, Maurice Jamal's warmly hilarious Dirty Laundry is particularly blessed with the presence of Loretta Devine"
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
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