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Dirty Filthy Love (2004)

A man's life falls apart as a result of his affliction with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette's Syndrome in this touching and funny tale.

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A man's life falls apart as a result of his affliction with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette's Syndrome in this touching and funny tale.

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An obsessive compulsive comedy

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Rated R for sexual content, brief nudity and language

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26 September 2004 (UK)  »

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Грязная любовь  »

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One of the writers of this play, Ian Puleston-Davies, drew on his own experiences as a sufferer of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. See more »

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Brilliant!
27 September 2004 | by (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England) – See all my reviews

I note that, at the time of writing, this page recommends "Love Actually" if you liked "Dirty Filthy Love". People, please understand that the two are *not* alike--"Dirty Filthy Love" is *much* better! It has real people in it, and real comedy, and real heartbreak. And no blockbuster soundtrack with uplifting music on.

The two lead characters suffer from OCD and Tourettes, and meet at a support group. This sounds like it's going to be a very naff film, I know, which is why I was confused when my reliable Guardian TV guide raved on about how it was the treat of the year. But, as usual, they were right--this is a beautiful film with great comedy and great pain. Just of course, like real life. Amazingly, it's very sympathetic to sufferers.

Please, see this if you can, it's a great and moving indie film.


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