Dirty 30: "Please Let Us Throw You A Party"

Director: Andrew Bush
Writer:     Mamrie Hart
                Molly Prather
Starring: Mamrie Hart
                Grace Helbig
                Hannah Hart
                Matt Dellapina
                Adam Lustick
                Anna Akana
                Mikey Murphy
                Chester See
                Annie Sertich
                Flula Borg 
Rating:    ***

Release Date: Available for Digital Download Now

I am, and will be for a very long time, in awe at the YouTube community and all that they can achieve. They have released books, characters like Miranda Sings are branching out in to scripted television, they are creating small empires, and now they are releasing films. Known as The Holy Trinity in the YouTube community, Hart, Helbig and Hart have been working together and separately for year to create and produce hilarious content for their million of fans. They go on tours, have each released books and have already made one film together; 2014's extremely enjoyable Camp Takota. They are a force to be reckoned with, and they show no signs of slowing down.

Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart
& Hannah Hart
Kate (M. Hart) is turning 30 and despite her protests, her best friends, Evie and Charlie (Helbig & H. Hart) decide to throw her the part to end all parties. As the party fills with friends old and new (and the odd crazy), Kate begins to re-evaluate her life; letting her down and maybe losing too many of hr inhibitions. Her night is filled with booze, love and conflict; and one thing you can be sure of, it is a party she won't soon forget. 

If there is one thing that you can say about the three stars is there chemistry is clear from the get go. Being best friends in real life helps their performances and characters feel real and grounded, and become the driving force through the film. Without that chemistry, I fear this film would have been a complete dud.  I am such a big fan of all three of these funny ladies and I loved Camp Takota, but they are the shining light in this disappointing comedy.

The supporting cast, especially Matt Dellapina as Kate's love interest and Anna Akana as her nemesis, were able to hold their own next to the three queens. Admittedly the script meant they were all fairly one dimensional characters, but there were glimmers of something special and I am intrigued to see what else they will pop up in.

Matt Dellapina & Mamrie Hart
The script has some chucklesome moments, but nothing close to what I know these three are capable of. I have spent hours laughing violently at their YouTube videos, but the script felt flat at times and didn't utilise their comedic chops enough. I also feel that it was extremely similar to last years side-splittingly funny film Sister, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Less than a year later after its release, making a film that similar to a film starring to of the worlds funniest ladies is a risk, and it is a risk that hasn't paid off.

Dirty 30 is entertaining enough, so I don't want this review to deter people from viewing it, because I did enjoy some of it and I adore The Holy Trinity. I wish them all the success in the world, and I will continue to follow and support them in all they do; I just expected so much more from their second film, and am genuinely sad that it didn't fulfil my hopes.

Dirty 30 - Trailer