Dirty Laundry (2006)



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"Dirty Laundry" is a modern-day prodigal son story with a twist. It follows Patrick, a magazine writer, who seems to have the "perfect life" until one day there is a knock at the door. On the other side stands a secret that brings him face to face with the traditional southern family he hasn't seen in more than 10 years.
PG-13 (for language, some sexual content and thematic elements)
Art House & International , Comedy , Documentary , Drama , Special Interest
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Rockmond Dunbar
as Patrick/Sheldon
Jenifer Lewis
as Aunt Lettuce
Maurice Jamal
as Eugene
as Abby
Dr. Bobby Jones
as Pastor James
Alec Mapa
as Daniel
Leigh Taylor-Young
as Mrs. James
Nathan Hale
as Peanut
Phillip Bloch
as Hog Dog Vendor
Clay Drinko
as Bradley
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Critic Reviews for Dirty Laundry

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

The tone is good-natured enough to make a simple movie semi-watchable.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

Looking for plot holes? You can't miss them. But if you go in hoping for a good time, you'll find that, too.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Mr. Jamal's direction ranges from clumsy to competent. Fortunately, even as Mr. Jamal's characters hit notes reminiscent of a half-baked television pilot, they disclose eccentricities that his cast spins into comic gold.

December 7, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

Overwritten and under-directed by Maurice Jamal, the movie contains several honest moments but remains too awash in clichà (C)s and stereotypes to take seriously.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Cheesy crockpot of a film.

Full Review… | December 6, 2007
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

The film's plea for tolerance is commendable but would have more weight if only it were executed with more panache.

December 3, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
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Audience Reviews for Dirty Laundry

I don't know if I was just in the perfect mood to see this or what, but I found the movie charming, sweet, and really funny!

Lisa Whelpley
Lisa Whelpley

I liked this movie a lot better than the critics did. Perhaps I was just in the right mood but I thought it was a realistic "family" learning about eachother. But then again... what do I know about "realistic"? or "Family" for that matter...

Angela Kitchen
Angela Kitchen

The actors shine quite brightly here, especially Devine & Lewis but the film's direction leaves a lot to be desired.

Marcus Young
Marcus Young

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