The Dirties takes the story of two high school friends Matt and Owen, they are your average teenagers who enjoy watching films and making short film projects for school. In their current film project they are making a comedy about getting revenge on the school bullies gang called the dirties, however this takes a turn for the worst and instead of being a regular film for Matt it becomes a reality
Now I will admit I never, ever go out of my way to watch an independent film such as this. But it was worth the 1 hour and 23 minutes of it... And here's why.
This movie gives you that found footage film style that you would get in a horror genre film, however this ain't a horror movie. This movie deals with the problems in our societies youth and how bad bullying can be. The film starts of in a kind of comedic way, heaps of movie references from pulp fiction to heaps others, you will be laughing for the first half and hour and then it started getting pretty dark after that. The fact that it gives you that found footage style of filming its makes the viewer feel like they are part of the moment and you're part taking in Matt's journey. The ending left you wanting more, apart from the obvious end of Matt following on with his plan in going and killing the bullies, you wanted to know what happened in that class room when Matt interrogates Owen.
All in all this movie does deserve to be watched and appreciated. It will give you a different outlook in our society and how bullying can be scarring for certain people.
Being a found footage style of film I knew it wasn't going to be the best sound, however the music used in this film was outstanding worked well with the montages during the film.
Glass Doll Films presents 'The Dirties' in its original aspect ratio of 1:85:1. Again that found footage style worked with this film, was amazing DVD quality. Shaky camera work and towards the end you can see the GoPro camera taking effect into the film as well.
Watch the DVD, seriously the beginning of the DVD it has some kind of weird intro that had nothing to do with the movie but it has Matt and Owen doing some really funny stuff. You will literally have a WTF moment.
The Disc is absolutely packed with extras, heres a rundown: Audio commentary by Matt Johnson & Owen Williams; Audio commentary by writer Josh Boles; Audio commentary by the production team; Audio commentary by film critic Chris Heron; Behind The Scenes: Anatomy Of A Scene; Making Of The Dirties; The Piano Session;
Glass Doll Films is an up and coming talent of a distribution company, keep an eye on them and support their releases. We predict they will be up there with Arrow very shortly once their reputation builds.