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Dirty Laundry (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 July 2006 (USA)
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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Patrick / Sheldon
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Evelyn
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Aunt Lettuce
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Jackie
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Abby
Joey Costello ...
Ryan
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Gabriel (as Aaron Shaw)
Rainey Matthews ...
Pudge
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Pastor James (as Dr. Bobby Jones)
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Percy (as Greg Alan Williams)
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Daniel
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Susan
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Clarine
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Uncle Jimmy
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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$20,138 (USA) (14 December 2007)
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Dirty Laundry
10 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dirty Laundry was hysterical! It certainly puts you in the mindset of a typical Southern family gathering. There were definitely some hints of Tyler Perry influence.

Loretta Devine is always a joy to watch. She carries herself with a great deal of charisma and dignity. Jenifer Lewis is the grand-dam of divas! She carries herself in a manner that dares someone to challenge her authority.

Dunbar and Jamal certainly carried themselves in a very classy, self assured manner. The entire cast was well chosen to give an even balance, varied perspectives, and display of skills and talents.

I am even more impressed by the boldness of the production team to step out as independents and produce such a powerful product. Bravo! Hope to see more from you!


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