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Dirty Filthy Love (2004)

A man's life falls apart as a result of his affliction with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette's Syndrome in this touching and funny tale.

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Adrian Shergold
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Sheen ... Mark Furness
Adrian Bower ... Nathan
Claudie Blakley ... Kathy
Anastasia Griffith ... Stevie
Katie McGuinness ... Alison
Anton Lesser ... Charles
Ebe Sievwright Ebe Sievwright ... Tom
Elliot Cowan ... Gareth
Rupert Young ... Josh
Shirley Henderson ... Charlotte
John O'Mahony John O'Mahony ... Dr. Dunphy
Daniel Kruyer Daniel Kruyer ... Cabbie
Stewart Wright ... Rhodri
Bhasker Patel ... Hasim
Kika Markham ... Geraldine
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A man's life falls apart as a result of his affliction with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette's Syndrome in this touching and funny tale.

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Taglines:

An obsessive compulsive comedy

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, brief nudity and language

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Official Sites:

ITV [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Грязная любовь See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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One of the writers of this screenplay, Ian Puleston-Davies, drew on his own experiences as a sufferer of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. See more »

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Great heart makes up for meager production value.
7 December 2005 | by Paul CreedenSee all my reviews

The genre, Movies of the Afflicted, generally suffers from too much sentiment and too little cash. This TV production holds its own as a TV movie from the production standpoint. A bit choppy. A few too many loose ends, even for those of us without acute OCD. However, the efforts of Michael Sheen and Shirley Henderson give this film a lot of genuine heart. A somewhat sentimental portrayal perhaps, but with a sincerity that cannot be outweighed. The good that a production like this can do more than justifies the value of the project from the get-go, but this production manages to play better than a manual, aimed at adolescents. I think there is something truly unique in the British tradition of acting that raises productions like these a peg or two above their American equivalents.


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