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Dirty Laundry (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 July 2006 (USA)
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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 that brings him face to face with the traditional southern family he hasn't seen in over 10 years.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick / Sheldon
Aunt Lettuce
Maurice Jamal ...
Joey Costello ...
Gabriel (as Aaron Shaw)
Rainey Matthews ...
Bobby Jones ...
Pastor James (as Dr. Bobby Jones)
Percy (as Greg Alan Williams)
Uncle Jimmy


After ten years, Sheldon returns from New York City to Paris, Georgia. His mother Evelyn, a laundress who is stubborn, ornery, opinionated, mean-spirited, insulting, and inflexible, has sent a ten-year-old boy who says he's Sheldon's son up to see Sheldon. Sheldon comes home to straighten things out. Old arguments flare up - between mother and son and between brothers. Sheldon wants no part of fatherhood or family. Then, someone else from New York shows up at Evelyn's door, bringing a new set of challenges. Will this family ever stop airing its dirty laundry? And what of Sheldon: where is his pride? Can he, in the words of James Baldwin, go where his blood beats and live the life he has? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$15,841 (USA) (7 December 2007)


$20,138 (USA) (14 December 2007)

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A Solid 7!
19 April 2008 | by (DC Metro) – See all my reviews

Now yall know ya girl is addicted to Black movies. I mean...after watching mainstream television I just NEED to see some Black people doing some thangs ya know?

Well...I rented this movie I thought it was going to be same old same old.


Ohmygoodness! THESE CHARACTERS WERE SOOOOOOO WELL DEVELOPED and the story line was so good. This was SUCH a believable movie and all of the dialog was SO REAL! SO REAL!

Wow...I was soooooooooooooo impressed with how they handled such sensitive topics. LOVED IT!

I would give this movie a solid 7 and only because of some really campy dialog about the son's mother. It was very, VERY awkward to me.

Loretta Divine? I think this was the best role I've seen her in since she was strutting her stuff talking bout "Would you like to have dinner with us tonight? It's just leftovers. Collard greens and corn bread, some candied yams, a little potato salad, fried chicken, peach cobbler and a few slices of ham."

This was a GOOD role for her. LOVE YOU GIRL! Rockmond Dunbar, Terri Vaughn and Maurice Jamal did a good job too. Jennifer Lewis? She played the same role she always plays. Bless everybody's heart involved.

If you have an opportunity...I say rent this movie. It was good. Not for the kids though. Just for you. :)

Monica Mingo dot com

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