Amy's O (Amy's Orgasm) (Why Love Doesn't Work) Reviews

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
February 12, 2003
a nightmare date with a half-formed wit done a great disservice by a lack of critical distance and a sad trust in liberal arts college bumper sticker platitudes.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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January 31, 2003
Davis' candid, archly funny and deeply authentic take on intimate relationships comes to fruition in her sophomore effort.
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
January 31, 2003
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.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
January 2, 2003
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.
Eric Campos
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
One of the most plain, unimaginative romantic comedies I've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brandon Judell
Bay Area Reporter
November 27, 2002
Julie Davis is the Kathie Lee Gifford of film directors, sadly proving once again ego doesn't always go hand in hand with talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
November 9, 2002
Davis is funny, charming and quirky in her feature film acting debut as Amy.
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Erin Meister
Boston Globe
October 4, 2002
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
October 2, 2002
Frankly, it's kind of insulting, both to men and women. And it's not that funny -- which is just generally insulting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 27, 2002
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
September 23, 2002
Obvious
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
August 30, 2002
A movie that harps on media-constructed 'issues' like whether compromise is the death of self... this Orgasm [won't be an] exceedingly memorable one for most people.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Evan Henerson
Los Angeles Daily News
August 30, 2002
Davis the performer is plenty fetching enough, but she needs to shake up the mix, and work in something that doesn't feel like a half-baked stand-up routine.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
August 29, 2002
Like Kissing Jessica Stein, Amy's Orgasm has a key strength in its willingness to explore its principal characters with honesty, insight and humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jean Oppenheimer
New Times
August 29, 2002
Davis ... is so enamored of her own creation that she can't see how insufferable the character is.
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Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly
August 29, 2002
It's supposed to be post-feminist breezy but ends up as tedious as the chatter of parrots raised on Oprah.
Jordana Brown
Citysearch
August 23, 2002
Feels familiar and tired.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
August 23, 2002
Davis ... gets vivid performances from her cast and pulls off some deft Ally McBeal-style fantasy sequences.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 22, 2002
A depressingly retrograde, 'post-feminist' romantic comedy that takes an astonishingly condescending attitude toward women.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
August 22, 2002
[Davis] has a bright, chipper style that keeps things moving, while never quite managing to connect her wish-fulfilling characters to the human race.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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