Amy's O (Amy's Orgasm) (Why Love Doesn't Work) 2002

Amy's Orgasm

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The title character is too self-absorbed to be all that engaging, and the movie's depiction of gender issues seems retrograde.

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Amy Mandell (Julie Davis) is a 29-year old self-help author who, having been burned by men over and over, has made it her mission to convince women that they don't need men to establish their self-worth. Despite the urgings of her happily married friends, Amy refuses to entertain the possibility of giving love a chance. But when Amy meets Matthew Starr (Nick Chinlund), a shock jock known for his sexist on-air antics, irresistible charm, and sexual prowess, she takes on the ultimate challenge.

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

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  • Davis' candid, archly funny and deeply authentic take on intimate relationships comes to fruition in her sophomore effort.

    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.

    January 31, 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.

    January 2, 2003
  • 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.

    October 4, 2002 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    September 27, 2002 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • Like Kissing Jessica Stein, Amy's Orgasm has a key strength in its willingness to explore its principal characters with honesty, insight and humor.

    August 29, 2002 | Rating: 4/5

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

  • Apr 17, 2007
    <i>Amy's O</i> 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 <i>Sex & The City</i> episode. I was pretty disappointed.
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