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Stream Your Heart Out: “The Dirt”

by Miranda Smith

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Genre: Documentary, Comedy, Drama

Length: 1 hour, 47 minutes

A few weeks ago, Netflix released “The Dirt,” which has audiences raving.

The movie is a biopic based on Motley Crue’s best-selling book, “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,” with actors Douglas Booth, Colson Baker (known professionally as Machine Gun Kelly), Daniel Webber, and Iwan Rheon as the members of the band.

It tells the fascinating story of how Motley Crue came to be and where they went throughout their career with all the ups and downs in-between. As someone who has never listened to Motley Crue before, I found the biopic to be intriguing.

“The Dirt” included Motley Crue’s top songs and showed how the band grew as the years went on. The actors played their characters well and sold that idea of being a real band. Each actor brought their own unique style to the people they were portraying, and it made the movie feel as realistic as it should.

The biopic starts off as a humorous and carefree kind of story. As the movie progresses, however, the more serious plot points are introduced. The humor mixed with serious issues are what makes it the real story of Motley Crue. Even if you’ve never heard of the band before, the movie and the music pull in your attention and distract you from other things.

The actors portraying the members of the band, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars, narrate the story. The narrations make the plot move along in a way that is different from other movies, making it unique and easier to follow as the plot becomes more complex.

Before watching the movie, be aware that it is rated TV-MA for nudity, sex, drug abuse, violence, strong language, and crude humor.

Watch “The Dirt” next time you’re on Netflix, you won’t regret it.

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