Amy (2001)



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Eight year-old Amy witnesses her rock star father get electrocuted on-stage and his subsequent death. The trauma causes her to go psychologically deaf and mute. Four years later, she discovers that she can sing, but not talk, and is brought by her mother to the city to unravel her mysterious malady.
PG-13 (for some domestic violence, disturbing images and brief language)
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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Alana De Roma
as Amy Enker
Rachel Griffiths
as Tanya Rammus
Ben Mendelsohn
as Robert Buchanan
Susie Porter
as Anny Buchanan
Nick Barker
as Will Enker
Kerry Armstrong
as Sarah Trendle
Jeremy Trigatti
as Zac Trendle
William Zappa
as Bill Trendle
Torquil Neilson
as Luke Lassiter
Sullivan Stapleton
as Wayne Lassiter
Mary B. Ward
as Mrs. Mullins
Frank Gallacher
as Dr. Urquhart
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Critic Reviews for Amy

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (8)

[Tass] accents the easy bathos of David Parker's script.

Full Review… | October 29, 2002
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

This well-meaning film is really just another one-hanky slum fairy tale -- this time with an Aussie accent.

Full Review… | December 14, 2001
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Nowhere near as good as Tass and Parker's best film, the delightful Malcolm.

June 19, 2001
New York Post
Top Critic

Ultimately undone by a less-than-credible, often cloying screenplay marked by underdeveloped characters and contrived situations.

May 28, 2001
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A crowd-charming contemporary fable with more than a touch of Dickens in its go-for-broke heart.

Full Review… | May 20, 2001
Top Critic

Provides satisfactions that must be balanced against its flaws.

Full Review… | May 18, 2001
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Amy

Unique storyline with interesting characters. The ending was a little hard to believe but had great emotional impact.

Mara Barker
Mara Barker

BEST MOVIE I've seen in a looong time. It definitely evoked a lot of emotion and some tears. Incredible acting by young De Roma and very interesting storyline.

Dannielle Albert
Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer

In the end, it trivializes the psychological complexity of the girl's post-traumatic stress and betrays a game group of actors who struggle to find balance between the alternately dark drama and the silly, over-the-top melodrama.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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