Amy's O (Amy's Orgasm) (Why Love Doesn't Work) (2002)
Critic Consensus: The title character is too self-absorbed to be all that engaging, and the movie's depiction of gender issues seems retrograde.
as Amy Mandell
as Matthew Starr
as Janet Gaines
as Amy's Mom
as Amy's Dad
as Irene Barris
as Jerry Hegeman
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Critic Reviews for Amy's O (Amy's Orgasm) (Why Love Doesn't Work)
Davis' candid, archly funny and deeply authentic take on intimate relationships comes to fruition in her sophomore effort.
Despite its many infuriating flaws -- not the least of which is Amy's self-absorbed personality -- Amy's O's honesty will win you over.
When compared to the usual, more somber festival entries, Davis' highly personal brand of romantic comedy is a tart, smart breath of fresh air that stands out from the pack even if the picture itself is somewhat problematic.
The whole mess boils down to a transparently hypocritical work that feels as though it's trying to set the women's liberation movement back 20 years.
About Amy's cuteness, Amy's career success (she's a best-selling writer of self-help books who can't help herself), and Amy's neuroses when it comes to men.
Audience Reviews for Amy's O (Amy's Orgasm) (Why Love Doesn't Work)
Amy's O is an American indie comedy starring Julie Davis as Amy, author of a self-help novel titled "Why Love Doesn't Work", which has made her very successful and very rich.
Surprise, surprise, she meets a man and starts falling in love, thereby making her re-think her negative outlook on love. Along the way, Amy looks at her own sex and love life, often in obsessive detail, examining her own neurosis and other peoples hang-ups.
It's a very mediocre film - Julie Davis is fine enough, though a little grating after a while, but the supporting cast, including the love interest, are all pretty blah. The story is also completely unoriginal and the conclusion is horribly yucky and Hollywood-ish. To be honest, you'll get (a lot) more laughs, drama and insight out of any Sex & The City episode. I was pretty disappointed.
This movie was hilarious in an inappropriate kind of way. It wasn't super raunchy, but it was definitely more graphic than your average romantic comedy.
AKA: Amy?s Orgasm. Generally decent romantic comedy/drama. Nicely written, but it lacks a truly likeable central character, and that does hurt the overall effect of the film. The production is competent.
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