Dirty Deeds Reviews
This could have been more of an innocent romp like "Trojan War", but I guess that's not the kind of film that this was meant to be. It just feels tired and familiar. The film's most disturbing, "funniest" raunchy moment is a shameless and embarrassing homage to the original "American Pie". It's just not something that we needed to see again so soon. Or ever.
Milo Ventimiglia is a very appealing young actor and has the potential to break out into bigger and better things, and co-star Lacey Chabert has been a favorite of mine for years. Not only is she completely hot but she also has a lot of understated, underplayed charisma. Yes, she's a pretty face but she also can be a lot more in the right role. Both her and Ventimiglia deserve a better picture than this wannabe that consistently disappoints. In this case, less definitely would have been more.
The premise has potential, and director David Kendall could have taken his film in a lot of different directions. Unfortunately, the climate of today's teen films dictate that gross-out humor sells. "Dirty Deeds" is the price we all have to pay for popular culture, and like all things, you take the good with the bad.
"10 Dares. 12 Hours. One Wild Night."
This review is for the Unrated version. I haven't had the pleasure of seeing the PG-13 version and probably never will.
Well, I guess Dirty Deeds was a little better than I expected; but it still sucked. Nothing about it is really that funny and most of it is just carried over comedy from different teenager/high school comedies. The movie couldn't even make it 15 minutes without using it's first fart joke(but, boy was it funny... not).
The characters are cutouts of every stereotypical high schooler. You got your jocks, emos, nerds, gangsters, wannabe gangsters and of course the kid who fits into no one special group. He is our hero, Zach Harper. Zach is trying to complete the ten dirty deeds, which are so creative. I mean the writer must of really thought hard and long about these "deeds." How could he come up with a deed as clever as "Drink a beer in front of a cop." Pure genius at work.
Somehow the predictable plot and stereotypical characters was still slightly entertaining though. I was never bored while watching the movie. But that's more because it was funny seeing just how stupid this movie could get and not because it was a quality film. When put into the genre of Late Night Comedy, which this is, it's definitely not the worst thing that could have been made. There's been a lot of movies, similar to this one, that are a lot worse. That's the sole reason why I'm giving the rating I am(2 stars)and not the one I should(1 star).
really freaky characters