The Dirties (2013) Movie Review

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2013 | Thriller, Drama, Crime
83 minutes /

User Score: 75/100

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The Dirties Review


Two best friends are filming a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their high school. One of them isn't joking.

Canadian Matthew Johnson (Matt) is the director, editor, writer, producer and also stars in The Dirties (2013) as himself, Matt Johnson. Matt is Canadian and he did an exceptionally good job executing this movie and showing the viewers what it really means to be bullied. I love the concept of the movie because it makes us more aware of what kids are feeling today in school. I personally feel that parents, grandparents or anyone alike should watch this movie with junior/middle school and high school kids. It seemed so real and it pulls you in where you feel different feelings toward different characters. It is a very funny, sad and shocking movie. There will be a smirk or smile on your face during some of the sad moments in this movie because something is being done. All the first timer actors did a really great job with their parts - you could not tell they were new to acting.

The Dirties is about a group of bullies who harasses two friends in high school. Matt and Owen (Owen Williams) devise a plan which includes violence to get back at the bullies. They have to work on a project for their film class and decided to film everything that they are going to do to the bullies and make it into a movie but one of the friends is not joking. They planned that in this film they will be the heroes saving the little guys from the “The Dirties”. The teacher does not realize or see what the film is really about and does not want to show it to the students until the profanity and violence is removed from the film. That being done, made the boys even more embarrassed between the classmates. It made them feel like they don’t belong or fit in with their peers. The drama from the movie increases from this point where one friend actually goes to a shooting range with his older cousin. You will have to see the movie to know why and to know how it actually ended.

There is too much bullying and school shooting in America and I think if we have more movies like this - the violence might actually decrease over time because people (adults and kids) will be more aware of how it feels and what they can do to get the right kind of help.

About The Dirties 2013

Title: The Dirties
Year: 2013
Runtime: 83 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.75/5 stars from 4 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 4
Starring: Matt Johnson, Jay McCarrol, Dan Fewings, Miranda Olesko, Owen Williams, Kate MacDonald, Padraig Singal, Janelle Blanchard, Ross Hill, Sara Camus, Krista Madison, Alison Arnot, Shailene Garnett, Andrew Carson, Josh Boles, Aaron Feldman, Brandon Wickens, Jacob Tsafatinos, Alen Delain, Paul Daniel Ayotte, Jordan Foster, Sean Spiering, Michael Spiering, David Matheson
Writers: Josh Boles, Matt Johnson, Matthew Miller, Evan Morgan
Director: Matt Johnson