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The Dirtiest Movie Ever

July 29th, 2005

It's a light week for limited releases with only three films. However, one of these films should generate a lot of publicity and could be another documentary destined for at least a margin of mainstream success.

The Aristocrats - Reviews
A documentary about the world's dirtiest joke. It's told numerous times by more than 100 comedians and while it will shock you the first time, and the second, but by the time 20 or 30 runs around it's lost its potency. Sure, with the right level of creativity the joke can be funny, but too many comedians went for the pure shock value instead. The Aristocrats opens tonight in four theatres in New York and Los Angeles before going wider on August 12th.

Balzac & the Little Chinese Seamstress - Reviews
Based on a novel by Sijie Dai, who also adapted the screenplay and directed the film. The film is set in China during the 1970s. Two college students are sent to the country for Maoist reeducation, to purge them of western thoughts. While there they meet a beautiful woman and use music and a suitcase full of contraband books by western authors to elevate their lives about the drudgery of the day. The film opens tonight at the Paris Theatre in New York City.

God's Sandbox - Reviews
Part erotic love story, part cautionary tale about female genital mutilation. Combining these two themes doesn't work, and since neither part works well enough on its own there's little to recommend the movie. God's Sandbox opens in three theatres in Los Angeles tonight including the Laemmles Sunset 5.

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