Dirty Love (film)

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Dirty Love
Dirty Love.jpg
Directed byJohn Mallory Asher
Produced byJohn Mallory Asher
BJ Davis
Rod Hamilton
Kimberley Kates
Michael Manasseri
Jenny McCarthy
Trent Walford
Written byJenny McCarthy
StarringJenny McCarthy
Eddie Kaye Thomas
Carmen Electra
Victor Webster
Music byD. A. Young
CinematographyEric Wycoff
Editing byWarren Bowman
Distributed byFirst Look Pictures and DEJ Productions
Release datesJanuary 2005 (2005-01) (Sundance)
September 23, 2005 (2005-09-23)
Running time91 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$36,016
 
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Dirty Love
Dirty Love.jpg
Directed byJohn Mallory Asher
Produced byJohn Mallory Asher
BJ Davis
Rod Hamilton
Kimberley Kates
Michael Manasseri
Jenny McCarthy
Trent Walford
Written byJenny McCarthy
StarringJenny McCarthy
Eddie Kaye Thomas
Carmen Electra
Victor Webster
Music byD. A. Young
CinematographyEric Wycoff
Editing byWarren Bowman
Distributed byFirst Look Pictures and DEJ Productions
Release datesJanuary 2005 (2005-01) (Sundance)
September 23, 2005 (2005-09-23)
Running time91 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$36,016

Dirty Love is a 2005 film written by and starring Jenny McCarthy and directed by John Mallory Asher. At the time of filming McCarthy and Asher were married; they divorced the month the film was released.[1] The film heavily plays off McCarthy's reputation for toilet humor.

Plot[edit]

Rebecca (Jenny McCarthy), a struggling photographer, finds her model boyfriend Richard (Victor Webster) in bed with another woman. He also destroys all of her camera equipment. Her life falls apart, and she alternates between desire for revenge upon him, sexual promiscuity and abandonment of all hope of love.

Her best friends, Michelle (Carmen Electra) and Carrie (Kam Heskin), try to set her up on dates. These include one with a freakish magician (Guillermo Díaz) and another with a man who gives her ecstasy and has a fetish for fish. She attempts to make Richard jealous by taking a director, who is reminiscent of Woody Allen, to a runway show, but he ends up vomiting on her breasts in front of everyone.

Ultimately Rebecca realizes she should focus her energy on being with someone who truly loves her, and that turns out to be John (Eddie Kaye Thomas), her nerdy but caring best male friend who has been supportive of her through the entire ordeal.

Cast[edit]

Reaction[edit]

The movie was a critical disaster. It currently holds a 4% "Rotten" rating on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, which is based on 28 reviews that are summarized thus, "The laugh-free Dirty Love is a comedy dead zone — it's aggressively crude and shoddily constructed."[2] Film critic Roger Ebert gave the movie a rare "zero star" rating and claimed it to be the third worst movie of 2005. In his written review of the film, he stated, "Here is a film so pitiful, it doesn't rise to the level of badness. It is hopelessly incompetent."[3]

Awards[edit]

Dirty Love won four Golden Raspberry Awards (Razzies): Worst Picture; Worst Director (John Asher); Worst Actress (Jenny McCarthy), and Worst Screenplay (written by McCarthy). It was also nominated for Worst Supporting Actress (Carmen Electra) and Worst Screen Couple, (Jenny McCarthy "& ANYONE Dumb Enough to Befriend or Date Her").[4]

Soundtrack[edit]

The film features Sum 41 as a guest artist, and they perform "No Reason", the main song on the soundtrack.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The John Asher and Jenny McCarthy Divorce". recordssitereview.com. Retrieved October 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dirty Love (2004)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  3. ^ Ebert, Roger (2005-09-23), "Dirty Love", Chicago Sun-Times, retrieved 2007-08-17 
  4. ^ 26th Annual Golden Raspberry (Razzie©) Award “Winners”, retrieved 2007-08-16 

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Awards
Preceded by
Catwoman
Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture
26th Golden Raspberry Awards
Succeeded by
Basic Instinct 2