Down to the Dirt (2008)
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as Keith Kavanaugh
as Robert Kavanaugh
as Sally Anne
as Francey O'Dea
as Nora Healy
as Mavis Kavanaugh
as Andy O'Toole
as Miss Sheppard
Critic Reviews for Down to the Dirt
By the time the movie finally gets round to the narrator enumerating the life lessons learned, viewers may already be sleeping it off.
The movie, directed by first-timer Simms, gets really interesting -- in a squalid, darkly humorous, Atlantic Canada Gothic kinda way.
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.
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.
Audience Reviews for Down to the Dirt
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...
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