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Dirty Filthy Love (2004)

A man's life falls apart as a result of his affliction with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette's Syndrome in this touching and funny tale.

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Adrian Shergold
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Sheen ... Mark Furness
Adrian Bower ... Nathan
Claudie Blakley ... Kathy
Anastasia Griffith ... Stevie
Katie McGuinness ... Alison
Anton Lesser ... Charles
Ebe Sievwright Ebe Sievwright ... Tom
Elliot Cowan ... Gareth
Rupert Young ... Josh
Shirley Henderson ... Charlotte
John O'Mahony John O'Mahony ... Dr. Dunphy
Daniel Kruyer Daniel Kruyer ... Cabbie
Stewart Wright ... Rhodri
Bhasker Patel ... Hasim
Kika Markham ... Geraldine
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A man's life falls apart as a result of his affliction with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette's Syndrome in this touching and funny tale.

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An obsessive compulsive comedy

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, brief nudity and language

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Official Sites:

ITV [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Грязная любовь See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

One of the writers of this screenplay, Ian Puleston-Davies, drew on his own experiences as a sufferer of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. See more »

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Referenced in There's Something About Movies: Episode #1.2 (2019) See more »

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Brilliant!
27 September 2004 | by UnremarkableSee all my reviews

I note that, at the time of writing, this page recommends "Love Actually" if you liked "Dirty Filthy Love". People, please understand that the two are *not* alike--"Dirty Filthy Love" is *much* better! It has real people in it, and real comedy, and real heartbreak. And no blockbuster soundtrack with uplifting music on.

The two lead characters suffer from OCD and Tourettes, and meet at a support group. This sounds like it's going to be a very naff film, I know, which is why I was confused when my reliable Guardian TV guide raved on about how it was the treat of the year. But, as usual, they were right--this is a beautiful film with great comedy and great pain. Just of course, like real life. Amazingly, it's very sympathetic to sufferers.

Please, see this if you can, it's a great and moving indie film.


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