Dirty GirlJuly 7, 2011
It'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.
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 6.1/10 (1,556 voted)
Critic's Score: 37/100
Stars: Juno Temple, Jeremy Dozier, Milla Jovovich
A comedic story of the search for identity and the redemptive power of unexpected friendship. Danielle is the dirty girl of Norman High School. When Danielle's misbehavior gets her banished to special ed, she teams up with an innocent closet-case and together they head out on a road trip to discover each other and themselves through a funny and serendipitous friendship.
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Release Date: 7 July 2011
Filming Locations: California, USA
Opening Weekend: $17,859
(9 October 2011)
(6 November 2011)
Did You Know?
The film heavily features the music of Melissa Manchester, as Clarke (Jeremy Dozier) is a big fan. The song "Rainbird" was actually co-written by Manchester and Mary Steenburgen, who plays Clarke's mother.
When Clarke and Danielle abandon his dad's car there is a group of trees right behind the vehicle alongside the road. When the police stop to check it out later, the trees are no longer there.
I saw Dirty Girl at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010 and
it was amazing!!!
I thought it had a good blend of drama and comedy therefore when things
got heavy or sad I didn't get depressed or too down because a few
scenes later I would be laughing.
I thought it was the best portrayal of the beauty of a relationship
between a gay man and a straight woman since Will & Grace. It also had
a great soundtrack. I can't wait to have a movie night at my house with
this movie. It was just a fun movie with depth. No academy award worthy
performances in my opinion but the acting is definitely good but no
mind blowing performances.
My fav film of TIFF 2010