Plain Dirty centres on Inez Macbeth, a young woman who lacks a formal education, but has been taught plenty by life. She's at a dead end, married to Edgar, a petty thief, she spends her days catering to Edgar's whims and fighting off lame advances from his partner in crime. Flowers. One day, an amateur mystic reveals a vision that Inez's One True Love is close by. Determined not to let this opportunity slip by, she vows to act on it right away. Unknown to anyone, Inez has begun a secret affair with a wealthy young lawyer in town. Certain that this man is The One from the mystic's vision, Inez plans their escape. Edgar gets wind Inez is up to something and looses his temper, beating her and making her a prisoner in their home. These efforts lead to a desperate scheme involving murder, betrayal, and escape. In the ensuing chaos, Inez discovers the thorny side of true love and that finding one's soul mate is never quite what you'd expect.
A white trash love story.
- Plain Dirty review by Shatner's Bassoon
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This is one of those films which is quite hard to review as it's a strange mix of character based drama, thriller and romance all mixed up with a Shakespearian tale of double crossing and deceit. The direction is well paced and the gripping story cleverly twists and turns carrying you along for the entire 97 minutes. The acting was especially good with Dominique Swain and Henry Thomas proving they should have far higher profiles than they currently have. Overall, this is an excellent and enjoyable film and quite hard to pigeon-hole into a genre, but if you enjoyed Craig Brewer's 'Black Snake Moan' and 'Billy Bob Thornton's 'Sling Blade' then this is well worth a rental.