Plot Outline: Two friends that endure daily bullying jokingly talk about killing their classmates…but one is not joking.
Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! The Dirties…For such a long time I was completely speechless. This film is incredibly powerful and intense. I thought about this film for weeks after watching it. What a masterpiece this was. It was incredibly well made. It was emotional, frustrating, and angering. I laughed, I cried, I stayed up at night thinking about it.
This is a film that takes the typical villain and makes him a victim from our perspective. We see things from the perspective of a killer. Only he isn’t quite so cold blooded. The Dirties tells the often ignored story of two teens that are bullied so badly in school everyday that they fantasize about killing their bullies. Bullying is a serious issue that is allowed to go on in the American school system. Sometimes the effects of bullying leave someone dead, whether by suicide or murder. Though this is fictional, this film gives us a good look at bullying that occurs in schools every single day.
Not only was this story line fantastic, the acting was phenomenal, and the editing was great.
The Dirties is definitely a must see!
If you liked this, see: Bang, Bang, You’re Dead starring Ben Foster