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Dirty Love (R)

Release Date: September 23rd, 2005 (NYC-Village East Cinemas and AMC Empire 25) by First Look Pictures.
The Cast: Jenny McCarthy, Carmen Electra, Eddie Kaye Thomas
Directed by John Asher.

  BASIC PREMISE: After getting dumped by her boyfriend, Rebecca (McCarthy) goes through many dates to search for true soul mate.

  ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: If your idea for entertainment includes vulgar, perverse and offensive physical comedy, then this is the perfect film for you. Forget about character or plot development. The plot seems like a bunch of small comedy skits put together. In fact, this was initially supposed to be a TV sitcom, but nobody wanted it because it was too "edgy". In this case, "edgy" is code name for too over-the-top and silly, which is exactly what it is. Rebecca is a very unlikable and increasingly annoying character. The stilted script could have worked if the material were actually funny, but, instead, the humor is repetitive and too forced to even generate a giggle. Moreover, Jenny McCarthy and Carmen Electra both lack a very important acting talent known as comic timing. John (Thomas) is the stereotypical shy guy who has a big heart but doesn't have the nerve to ask his own friend Rebecca out on a date. He is likeable, but has no chemistry at all with Rebecca. What he actually sees in her is the only mystery and suspense in this film--and by the end, it's still a mystery. The only somewhat funny character is a one of the Rebecca's dates who is also an odd magician who thinks he really does have mental powers--the restaurant scene is a little funny. Rebecca's quest to find her true love is so predictable that it is almost painful. On a positive note, there are a few scenes of nudity to make up for all the boredom, but even that is not enough to make this even remotely entertaining.

SPIRITUAL VALUE: None is required or desired.

INSULT TO YOUR INTELLIGENCE: Unfunny, awkward, and predictable plot and Rebecca is very unlikable and annoying.


THE BOTTOM LINE: A humorless, vulgar, horribly-written film that appeals to the lowest-common-denominator. It is just as offensive and stupid as Tom Green's Freddy Got Fingered.


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