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The Dirt (2019)

TV-MA | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 22 March 2019 (USA)
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The story of how Mötley Crüe came to be one of the most notorious rock 'n roll groups in history.

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Jeff Tremaine

Writers:

Amanda Adelson (screenplay), Tommy Lee (book) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Machine Gun Kelly ... Tommy Lee (as Colson Baker)
Erin Ownbey ... Excited Partygoer
Douglas Booth ... Nikki Sixx
Aaron Jay Rome ... Kayla's Boyfriend
Daniel Webber ... Vince Neil
Alyssa Marie Stilwell ... Kayla (as Alyssa Stillwell)
Brittany Furlan ... Biker Chick
Iwan Rheon ... Mick Mars
Trace Masters ... Frank Feranna, Jr., Age 8
Matthew Underwood ... Gino (as Matthew Clinton Underwood)
Kathryn Morris ... Deana
Vince Mattis ... Frank Feranna, Jr. (as Vince Robert Mattis)
Mark Ashworth ... Deana's Boyfriend
Avis-Marie Barnes ... Officer
Eleanor T. Threatt ... County Clerk
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The story of how Mötley Crüe came to be one of the most notorious rock 'n roll groups in history.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

22 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Trivia

Melanie Hebert's role as an MTV VJ in the film is an amalgamation of real-life VJs Martha Quinn and Kennedy. See more »

Goofs

Vince Neil couldn't have had sex with Tom Zutaut's girlfriend at the Forum because the band didn't play there until 1985, while that scene was in 1983. But in real life, it did happen at the US Festival and when Tom Zutaut eventually found out he was amused, not heartbroken. See more »

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Nikki Sixx: [narrating] The 1980s, the worst fucking decade in human history. Preppies and keyboards, stupid haircuts, Jazzercise, and "Just Say No". It all fucking sucked! So what do you do when you're born in the wrong time? You make it yours. And that's what we did to the Sunset Strip.
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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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You Can't Put Your Arms Round a Memory
Written by Johnny Thunders (as John Anthony Genzale, Jr.)
Performed by Johnny Thunders
Courtesy of the Estate of Johnny Thunders
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The wait was worth it!
22 March 2019 | by maccas-56367See all my reviews

"The Dirt" Drinking Game: take a shot of Jack Daniels whenever you hear the words "dude", "man" or "chicks". Take a shot for each bare breast you see. Check yourself into rehab 1.5 hours later.

I had been waiting to see this film for 12 years - ever since 17-year-old-me first read "The Dirt". It doesn't disappoint. In fact, it was way more enjoyable and fun than I thought it would be. It's cringeworthy, cheesy as hell and over-the-top - but then so is 80s rock. "The Dirt" seems self-aware of this though and doesn't take itself too seriously. It regularly breaks that fourth wall to hilarious effect.

It's basically a comedy with a side of debauchery, partying and drug addiction. Oh and there's occasionally some awesome music thrown in too. It follows the four band member narratives just like in the book - and it works. I came away with Mick Mars having become my new favourite member of Mötley Crüe. I feel they got the personalities dead-on.

Given the length of the book, this rollercoaster felt like it was over all too soon. Still, it was fun while it lasted - much like the career of Motley itself. Go into this with an open mind, don't take it too seriously and just enjoy the ride.

Most fun I've had watching a movie in ages. I'm off to go spin my copy of "Dr Feelgood" now!


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