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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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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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An obsessive compulsive comedy

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Rated R for sexual content, brief nudity and language

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26 September 2004 (UK)  »

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Грязная любовь  »

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One of the writers of this play, 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 See 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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