The Dirties (2013) On Instant

TheDirtiesWe’ve got a good one here. It’s been too long since a truly independent film has come along and been so inspirational. Written, directed by and staring an actual film student in Matt Johnson, The Dirties takes cues from found footage flicks as well as faux docs such as Man Bites Dog and does so with absurd effectiveness. It’s easy to say “You’ve never seen a film like this”, but to actually mean it is rare. This is one of those films. With no budget and a nonexistent shot plan, Johnson and a skeleton crew of four dared to tell a story that humanizes the bullied who bully back, and it works. Jarring, poignant and somehow exceptionally funny throughout, this thing needs to be seen. And you mustn’t forget, “We’re Just Here For The Bad Guys.”

Should Watch

4 0f 5 (Non Film Nerds might drop to a 3 of 5)

Anderson 05/2014

Rating Key

Must Watch = 5 0f 5 (See it in the theater if possible/buy it or pay for rental)

Should Watch = 4 of 5 (Worth a theater visit or sending away for)

Could Watch = 3 of 5 (If it’s on a pay channel or streaming for free)

Should Not Watch = 2 of 5 (Only if friends or family insist)

Do Not Watch = 1 of 5 (Don’t allow friends or family to make this mistake)

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