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The Dirt (2019)

TV-MA | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 22 March 2019 (USA)
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Based on the bestselling autobiography from Mötley Crüe, the film is an unflinching tale of success and excess as four misfits rise from the streets of Hollywood to the heights of international fame.

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Jeff Tremaine

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Amanda Adelson (screenplay), Tommy Lee (book) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Machine Gun Kelly ... Tommy Lee (as Colson Baker)
Erin Ownbey ... Excited Partygoer
Douglas Booth ... Nikki Sixx
Aaron Jay Rome ... Kayla's Boyfriend
Daniel Webber ... Vince Neil
Alyssa Marie Stilwell ... Kayla (as Alyssa Stillwell)
Brittany Furlan ... Biker Chick
Iwan Rheon ... Mick Mars
Trace Masters ... Frank Feranna, Jr., Age 8
Matthew Underwood ... Gino (as Matthew Clinton Underwood)
Kathryn Morris ... Deana
Vince Mattis ... Frank Feranna, Jr. (as Vince Robert Mattis)
Mark Ashworth ... Deana's Boyfriend
Avis-Marie Barnes ... Officer
Eleanor T. Threatt ... County Clerk
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Based on Mötley Crüe's 2001 best-selling autobiography, THE DIRT is an unflinching story about sex, drugs, rock 'n roll, fame, and the high price of excess. Director Jeff Tremaine shows us just how Nikki Sixx (Douglas Booth), Mick Mars (Iwan Rheon), Tommy Lee (Colson Baker), and Vince Neil (Daniel Webber) took Mötley Crüe from the Sunset Strip to the world stage, and what it meant to become the world's most notorious rock band. Written by Netflix

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English

Release Date:

22 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Trivia

Christopher Walken was rumoured to be playing Ozzy Osbourne in the early stages of development See more »

Goofs

When Nikki, Tommy, and Mick scout Vince at a backyard party in 1981, Vince is singing Billy Squier's "My Kinda Lover". Squier did not release the song as a single until November of that year. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nikki Sixx: [narrating] The 1980s, the worst fucking decade in human history. Preppies and keyboards, stupid haircuts, Jazzercise, and "Just Say No". It all fucking sucked! So what do you do when you're born in the wrong time? You make it yours. And that's what we did to the Sunset Strip.
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References Lady and the Tramp (1955) See more »

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Total Insanity
Written by Frank Jalovec, Frank Capek, Mark Gardener
Performed by The Kind
Courtesy of The Numero Group
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The Title Says it All, in a Good Way
22 March 2019 | by kjproulxSee all my reviews

Biopics revolving around classic bands have definitely become a fad these days, even though they have been around for decades. The Dirt is the latest in the long line of musical biopics and this time it's hitting Netflix. As Mötley Crüe isn't exactly one of the greatest bands of all time to many people, their music has absolutely resonated with many listeners. Not knowing anything about the lives of these four men before going in, I'm pleasantly surprised that this story had a lot more to offer than the average biopic. Still, it does follow the tired formula, but that's okay, because it's done quite well here.

Following Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, and Mick Mars as they form an unlikely group of misfits, this band quickly shoots to superstardom, which ultimately leads to a life of sex, drugs, and rock n' roll. This premise has been done to death through the years, so the only thing to truly keep you interested in movies like this is the content itself. From car accidents to overdosing, this is a film that keeps you engaged from start to finish. Sadly, the material presented throughout the majority of the film is quite unlikeable, to say the least.

You can't help but be disgusted by the actions of most of these men, but the music and shocking turn of events is why you watch movies like this, so for that reason, it all blends together quite well. Still, many viewers will be turned off by this film in the first five minutes, guaranteed. If you're in for a wild ride with sometimes disturbing imagery, bordering on pornography or actual footage of heroin overdosing, then I think you'll enjoy the movie for what it is. When watching this film, it became clear to me why this film never hit theatres, but that's not because it was bad by any means.

Although Vince (the lead singer) is played up as the most unlikeable character throughout the majority of the film, Daniel Webber gave a terrific performance. I would love to see his career explode more than it already has, because I believe he has some real dramatic talent, just waiting to be showcased. On top of that, Iran Rheon is the most likeable actor here and Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx was great as well. Surprisingly, the breakout performance here is actually from Machine Gun Kelly (Colson Baker). I never would have expected that, but his devotion to this character was a joy to watch.

In the end, The Dirt is absolutely defined by its title, because this is a film that showcases the grit and griminess of the rock n' roll underworld. That aspect alone will turn viewers off, but it's a very well-made movie nonetheless. This is by no means one of the better biopics out there, but it's an enjoy film and better than a lot of the content Netflix has been making, in terms of feature films. To fans of Mötley Crüe or fans of a good biopic in general, I would recommend checking this one out. It's fairly standard fare with some surprisingly elements throughout.


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