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PG-13| 1 hr. 47 min.

Plot Summary
Family secrets bubble to the surface when a closeted gay man (Rockmond Dunbar) returns home to see his mother (Loretta Devine) and learns that he has a young son.

Cast: Rockmond Dunbar , Loretta Devine , Jenifer Lewis , Terri J. Vaughn , Sommore , Maurice Jamal , Aaron Grady Shaw , Joey Costello

Director: Maurice Jamal

Genres: Comedy drama

Dirty Laundry (2006)

Release Date: July 15th, 2006|1 hr. 47 min.

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critic reviews (8)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

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

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A comedy-drama with alarming similarities to a relic from 1976, "Norman, Is That You?" In that film, Redd Foxx and Pearl Bailey were parents shocked to discover that their son was gay and living with a white lover. That's basically the same gimmick in this new film from writer-director Maurice Jamal. show more

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    Kyle Smith New York Post

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

  • January 09, 2013 Margaret Ferrer
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    I love this movie,its so funny, its so many family. I cant wait to see part 2

  • May 22, 2008 musicteach
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    I just saw Dirty Laundry and enjoyed it. Although it is obviously low budget (what is the average budget a black film can get from studios???) the story is endearing. The "coming out" aspect is only one part of the "dirty laundry". (And, it is important because of the conservative view of in many black communities of the gay lifestyle.) However, it is essentially a story about a family healing. Loretta Devine is, as always, Divine. The young man playing the little boy is adorable. There is a church scene that many people attending African American churches can relate too. As a church musician, I certainly could. Anyway, it's a slice of black culture that others may not "get" or understand. I was thoroughly entertained.

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