Dirty Laundry (1996)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sex Comedy  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |  
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Middle-age crises abound in this ribald New Jersey-set sex-comedy. Professional dry cleaner Joey Green is not aging gracefully. With little interest in making love to his wife Beth, a rapidly growing bald spot, and a failing business, he is convinced that he has hit "male menopause." To lift his flagging spirits, Joey's therapist steers him towards a prostitute. The encounter is a flop and in fact leads to Joey's discovery of Beth's affair with her chiropractor Lowell. Worsening matters is her obvious pregnancy. Poor Joey (who is white) will have to wait several months to learn whether the baby is his or the African American Lowell's. Out of spite, Beth insists that Lowell move in with them. This creates considerable chaos amongst Joey's family, chaos that only gets worse when Lowell's estranged wife shows up to win him back.



estrangement, extramarital-affair, middle-age, pregnancy, prostitute/prostitution, therapist