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.
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as Amy Mandell
as Matthew Starr
as Janet Gaines
as Amy's Mom
as Amy's Dad
as Irene Barris
as Jerry Hegeman
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.
Like Kissing Jessica Stein, Amy's Orgasm has a key strength in its willingness to explore its principal characters with honesty, insight and humor.
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.
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