Down to the Dirt

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Movie Info

A chronicle of one man's improbable redemption.

Cast & Crew

Joel Hynes
Keith Kavanagh
Robert Joy
Robert Kavanagh
Mary Lewis
Natasha's mother
Paula Morgan
Mavis Kavanagh
Jody Richardson
Francey O'Dea
Mylene Savoie
Natasha
Sherry White
Sally Anne
Jennice Ripley
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Nicholas Tabarrok
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Jordan Lynn
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Justin Simms
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Critic Reviews for Down to the Dirt

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (3)

  • We know how his story will unfold.

    December 5, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • By the time the movie finally gets round to the narrator enumerating the life lessons learned, viewers may already be sleeping it off.

    December 5, 2008 | Rating: 2/4
  • The movie, directed by first-timer Simms, gets really interesting -- in a squalid, darkly humorous, Atlantic Canada Gothic kinda way.

    October 18, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Many viewers will find time spent with this hapless screw-up two hours too many, but the pic does at least partly capture the source material's rambunctious gallows humor.

    September 15, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Hynes is really effective as Keith, at ease with the rude, raw material that's drawn from his own past, and he manages to be charismatic even at his most down and dirty.

    December 5, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • ...an uncommonly disagreeable effort that's destined to turn off most mentally-stable viewers.

    September 8, 2008 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Down to the Dirt

  • Oct 27, 2009
    This is a Canadian film about two young Newfoundlanders angry at the world. This young man and girl fall in love and leave their small home and move to the city of St. John's. Everything is fine at first but they grow apart. The girl then moves to Halifax, NS and the young man follows shortly after to try and get her back. Of course his life is crashing around him because or drugs and alcohol. This is a very odd film at times. I could never seem to relate or like the young man. He was angry with life but they never really got into why he was. Not a bad ending to the film. But overall I found this to be a odd and at times boring movie.
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  • Oct 03, 2009
    This film is a depressing coming-of-age story based upon Newfoundland author Joel Hynes' first novel. It's gritty and dirty in the depiction of the main character's plummet from small community- troubled teen to a drug and alcohol addicted young man bent on self destruction.The author portrays the main character quite well and has some promise as an artist and author. I have'nt read the book but the film is OK...It's immature in development and chock full of cliches but this young man does a decent job of portraying his main character's angst and eventual enlightenment. A very good first project...
    Audrey L Super Reviewer

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