Erwin (Erwin van Cotthem), a family man who spends most of his time playing computer games, makes a drastic shift in his life when he suddenly decides to leave his wife, yet finds himself in the same rut as before.
The yellow t-shirt with the black bull that Matt wears walking through the hallway during the Best Coast montage is the same t-shirt that the character John wears during Gus Van Sant's Elephant. Elephant is based on the Columbine school shooting. See more »
I had to rewatch this movie because it stuck with me for so long
The Dirties follows these kids who are making a short film about two kids going into their school and shooting all of the bullies. That's as much as I can say without it flagging me for spoilers. I really love this story. It follows a topic that isn't discussed from this point of view. We always hear about bullying from a third person perspective, but The Dirties puts us right in the middle of it. Also to anyone who loves film and wants to get into the industry, you (including me) will find that these characters are extremely relatable which ends up being really scary and makes the movie memorable.
The acting is just as if the kids were going through everyday life. I wouldn't say it was amazing acting, but I definitely felt like the people were their characters. They were probably just playing themselves, so it was pretty interesting.
The camera work is in the found footage style, but not in the way that it's annoying, it just feels like you are the camera man documenting them making their short film.
The soundtrack has some good songs in it, mostly indie music.
The Dirties is an experience. It was fun, relatable, and memorable. The movie is chalk filled with movie references for cinephiles and comedy that makes you laugh. It is a must see just for the topic that it pertains and how it approaches it.
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