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The Dirties (2013)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 6 June 2014 (Ireland)
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Two best friends are filming a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their high school. One of them isn't joking.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Owen Williams ...
Padraig Singal ...
Boy in Park 1
Ross Hill ...
Boy in Park 2
Chrissy H.
Krissy B.
Josh Boles ...
Brandon Wickens ...
Jordan Foster ...
Sean Spiering ...
Rock Thrower
Michael Spiering ...
Rock Thrower
David Matheson ...
Mr. Muldoon
Jay McCarrol ...
Mr. Bird


Two best friends are filming a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their high school. One of them isn't joking.

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We're just here for the bad guys.


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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In the scene where Matt is driving at the gun range, he looks at the camera and imitates the exact same hand gesture Dylan Klebold (One of the two gunmen in the columbine school shooting of 1999) was videotaped doing while driving to school. See more »


Matt: Owen: This is sick! This is sick how you act like this all the time now. Matt: What are you talking about? Owen: How it's always a movie for you, how you're always acting. It's pathetic!
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References 21 Grams (2003) See more »


It's Possible (in McElligot's Pool)
Written by Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens and Theo Seuss Geisel P/K/A Dr. Seuss
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I had to rewatch this movie because it stuck with me for so long
10 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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