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Dirty Love (film)

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Director  John Mallory Asher
Initial DVD release  December 6, 2005
Country  United States
3.5/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Romance
Budget  9 million USD
Writer  Jenny McCarthy
Language  English
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Release date  January 2005 (2005-01) (Sundance) September 23, 2005 (2005-09-23)
Cast  Jenny McCarthy (Rebecca Sommers), Carmen Electra (Michelle Lopez), Eddie Kaye Thomas (John), Guillermo Díaz (Tom Houdini), Kathy Griffin (Madame Belly), Victor Webster (Richard)
Similar movies  High Art, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 13 Going On 30, Closer, The Bridges of Madison County, Funny Face
Tagline  Got dumped?

Dirty Love is a 2005 American romantic comedy 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. Playing heavily off McCarthy's reputation for toilet humor, the film was critically panned and was a box office bomb; it also received the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture.


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Struggling photographer Rebecca Sommers finds her model boyfriend Richard 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 and Carrie, try to set her up on dates. These include one with a freakish magician 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.

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

Box office

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Dirty Love opened theatrically on September 23, 2005 in 44 venues and earned $23,281 in its opening weekend. The film ended its run two weeks later, on October 6, 2005, having grossed a mere $36,099 in the domestic box office.

Critical response

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The film received extremely negative reviews from critics. It currently holds a 4% "Rotten" rating on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 28 reviews, with an average rating of 2.2/10. The site's consensus states: "The laugh-free Dirty Love is a comedy dead zone -- it's aggressively crude and shoddily constructed." Metacritic reports a 9 out of 100 rating, based on 12 critics, indicating "overwhelming dislike".

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Film critic Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave a zero star rating and said it was the third worst film of 2005. In his written review, he stated, "Here is a film so pitiful, it doesn't rise to the level of badness. It is hopelessly incompetent."


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Dirty Love "won" four Razzie Awards at the 26th Golden Raspberry Awards:

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  • Worst Picture
  • Worst Director (John Mallory Asher)
  • Worst Actress (Jenny McCarthy)
  • Worst Screenplay (McCarthy)
  • Nominated
  • Worst Supporting Actress (Carmen Electra) - lost to Paris Hilton in House of Wax
  • Worst Screen Couple, (McCarthy and "anyone dumb enough to befriend or date her") - lost to Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman in Bewitched
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