November 17, 2011

Time to get filthy with Dirty Girl: Blu-ray and DVD details

I've always dug movies like Cry Baby and The Breakfast Club, so when I read that a movie is described as part John Waters and part John Hughes it has my immediate attention. Such is the case with Dirty Girl, which hits Blu-ray and DVD on January 17th from Anchor Bay. It features a solid looking cast and judging from the trailer, which I've linked below for your viewing pleasure, as well as a few stills, this looks like it could be good fun. 

Full Of Humor And Wit, Dirty Girl Heads To Retail On January 17, 2012

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the DVD release of the “hilarious” (Ariana Anderson, BUST) comedy, DIRTY GIRL, from first time writer-director Abe Sylvia.  DIRTY GIRL, which won the HBO Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2011 Provincetown International Film Festival, features a top-notch cast that includes Juno Temple (ATONEMENT) in the title role, Milla Jovovich (STONE), William H. Macy (BART GOT A ROOM), Mary Steenburgen (THE PROPOSAL), Dwight Yoakam (PANIC ROOM), and newcomer Jeremy Dozier.  In the same vein as such audience favorites as JUNO and LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, DIRTY GIRL heads to retail on January 17, 2012 for an SRP of $29.98 for the DVD.

In his review for The Hollywood Reporter, film critic Michael Rechtshaffen called DIRTY GIRL “a genuine crowd-pleaser.”  Hellin Kay of The Huffington Post described the film as “A pitch-perfect comedy!  Part John Hughes, part John Waters, and completely unique.”  Wrote BUST magazine’s Ariana Anderson, “DIRTY GIRL will melt even the coldest of hearts.”

DIRTY GIRL is the story of Danielle (Juno Temple), the dirty girl of Norman High School in Norman, Oklahoma, circa 1987.  Her reputation takes an unexpected hit when her misbehavior gets her banished to a remedial class, where she is paired on a parenting project with Clarke (Jeremy Dozier), an innocent closet-case with no friends.  When her mother (Milla Jovovich) announces her engagement to her family-minded boyfriend (William H. Macy), mortified Danielle vows to get to California to find the father she’s never met!  Clarke is desperate to escape being sent to military school by his homophobic dad (Dwight Yoakam) and repressed mom (Mary Steenburgen), prompting the two mismatched misfits to make their getaway: on a cross-country road trip that leads to an unexpected and serendipitous friendship.

The DIRTY GIRL DVD bonus features include an audio commentary with writer-director Abe Sylvia, as well as deleted and extended scenes.  Note: Special features are subject to change.

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