Dirty Filthy Love (2005)
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Critic Reviews for Dirty Filthy Love
You may have to look hard to find Dirty Filthy Love on the video shelf, but this is an affecting film that deserves to be discovered.
Dirty Filthy Love isn't exactly a serious look at mental illness, but that's OK.
Audience Reviews for Dirty Filthy Love
A man with OCD attempts to reconcile with his estranged wife. Why is this film marketed as a comedy? I don't think it funny when a man can't leave the house without going through a complicated routine or sits naked in a kitchen sink scratching the skin off his feet because he trod in shit. Michael Sheen doesn't think it funny either, and that's why he's is fantastic as Mark, a man with OCD and Tourette's. Each of his tics elicits a flash of self-torture that Sheen captures wonderfully, and desperate anxiety coats his more embarrassing compulsions. It's a committed, incredible performance. I also like the visual metaphors in the film - the winding staircase representing Mark's mind and ordered, structured apartment houses in which only someone with OCD could find beauty (or, in Charlotte's words, someone "named Lenin"). However, I found it difficult to believe that no one else diagnosed Mark before Charlotte. From the first frame it was clear that Mark had OCD, and the wedding video proves that his symptoms aren't new phenomena. And eventually the film becomes a classic story of a troubled man saved by the love of a good woman, which is one of the most trifling stories ever told. Overall, Michael Sheen is the reason to see this film, and though it's marketed as a comedy, he delivers a dramatic and soul-scathing performance.
this is a very cute lovable movie but only if you SHIT! FUCK! TIT! TITS! TITTY FUCK!, ASS FUCK! CUNT! can handle relationships outside the norm.
funny, sweet and just......wonderful. i've watched this more than once and no doubt i'll watch it again. the way that michael sheen pulls off the ocd and tourette's so convincingly (and so likably) is astounding.
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