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Dirty Laundry

(2007)

Rated PG-13 for language, some sexual content and thematic elements.

PG-13 In Theaters 12/7/2007 , 108min.
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Viewer score based on 3 ratings
48%
Critic score based on 8 reviews

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January 09, 2013
ferrermargaret
I love this movie,its so funny, its so many family. I cant wait to see part 2
May 22, 2008
imajudy
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

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The New York Times
Mr. Jamal's direction ranges from clumsy to competent, and the film's overwhelming desire to be loved blunts any edge it might have had. Full Review
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. Full Review
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
Overwritten and under-directed by Maurice Jamal, the movie contains several honest moments but remains too awash in clichés and stereotypes to take seriously. Full Review
Kyle Smith
New York Post
The tone is good-natured enough to make a simple movie semi-watchable. Full Review
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide
Jamal's comedy of family dysfunction is essentially a sitcom episode writ large; it's not subtle, but it's good-natured and hits its marks with ruthless efficiency. Full Review

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