Dirty Laundry
Dirty Laundry (2006)

"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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 5, 2008
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kyle Smith
New York Post

The tone is good-natured enough to make a simple movie semi-watchable.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com

run of the mill, with a few good laughs along the way

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Looking for plot holes? You can't miss them. But if you go in hoping for a good time, you'll find that, too.

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Julia Wallace
L.A. Weekly

Cheesy crockpot of a film.

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Brian Juergens
AfterElton.com

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.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

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.

Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter

The film's plea for tolerance is commendable but would have more weight if only it were executed with more panache.

David Noh
Film Journal International

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Sarah Prisbylla
This was an example of a good idea for an interesting drama that was ruined by bad acting and a story that was a little too slow to start.