Dirty Love (film)
|Directed by||John Mallory Asher|
|Produced by||John Mallory Asher
|Written by||Jenny McCarthy|
Eddie Kaye Thomas
|Music by||D. A. Young|
|Editing by||Warren Bowman|
|Distributed by||First Look Pictures and DEJ Productions|
|Release dates||January 2005Sundance)
September 23, 2005
|Running time||91 minutes|
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. The film heavily plays off McCarthy's reputation for toilet humor.
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.
- Jenny McCarthy as Rebecca Sommers
- Eddie Kaye Thomas as John
- Carmen Electra as Michelle López
- Victor Webster as Richard
- Kam Heskin as Carrie Carson
- Deryck Whibley as Tony
- Steve Jocz as Steve The Drummer
- Kathy Griffin as Madame Belly
- David O'Donnell as Jake
- Lochlyn Munro as Kevin
- Jessica Collins as Mandy
- Sum 41 as Themselves
Dirty Love received universally negative reviews. 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." 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."
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").
- "The John Asher and Jenny McCarthy Divorce". recordssitereview.com. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
- "Dirty Love (2004)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
- Ebert, Roger (2005-09-23), "Dirty Love", Chicago Sun-Times, retrieved 2007-08-17
- 26th Annual Golden Raspberry (Razzie©) Award "Winners", retrieved 2007-08-16
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