Dirty Girl (2010)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  7 July 2011 (Thailand)
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It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Lasry ...
Mr. Potter
William Horwich ...
Vivian Smallwood ...
Shellie the Neighbor


A comedic story of the search for identity and the redemptive power of unexpected friendship. Danielle is the dirty girl of Norman High School. When Danielle's misbehavior gets her banished to special ed, she teams up with an innocent closet-case and together they head out on a road trip to discover each other and themselves through a funny and serendipitous friendship. Written by TheGuyInThePJ's

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content including graphic nudity, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 July 2011 (Thailand)  »

Also Known As:

Edepsiz Kiz  »

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Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,859 (USA) (7 October 2011)


$53,630 (USA) (4 November 2011)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2007 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »


The movie is supposedly set in 1987, but the cash the lead character is shown stealing in the trailer ($10 and $5 bills) is clearly modern U.S. currency featuring enhanced security features like large numbers and different colored inks - not bills from the 1980s. See more »


[first lines]
Danielle: I've heard it said that this here... this here's a man's world. And some girls, they believe it. Primpin' and fussin' and holdin' out, hoping a boy will look her way. They don't know they got the power. As for me... I'm not that kind of girl. I'm on top. Which begs the question... if the girl's on top, well... who's the one getting screwed?... So if it's a man's world, God wouldn't have made me.
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Written by Charlie Dore and Julian Littman
Performed by Sheena Easton
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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A very surprising and good movie that deals with some heavy subjects. A movie that deserves to be watched I say A-
14 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"If it's a man's world God wouldn't have made me." Danielle (Temple) lives life on her own terms. When her mouth gets her in trouble at school she is sent to the "special" classroom. After an assignment pairs her up with a school loser her life is forever changed. The saying goes don't judge a book by it's cover, that could not be more true for this movie. The first ten minutes is what you would expect but from then on it becomes an emotional movie that deals with some pretty heavy subjects. The acting is great in this and there is an all-star cast along with some surprising cameos. If I keep talking I am afraid I will give something away and that would do the movie an injustice. Much like the movie "Good Old Fashioned Orgy" I think that the movie would get a better audience if the title was different. Do yourself a favor and watch this movie. Overall, a very surprising movie that was much much better then I expected. I give it an A-.

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