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Finding Amanda Reviews

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October 18, 2008
A very darkly humorous film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 18, 2008
Matthew Broderick regains his cinematic stride as a morosely wise-cracking television producer on the skids, ably abetted by Maura Tierney as his much-put-upon wife and Brittany Snow as his perky prostitute niece.
October 6, 2008
Hopelessly uneven yet admittedly entertaining...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 27, 2008
Doesn't have a nuance in it, but it's pretty consistently amusing in its latter-day Woody Allen way. For most of the way, its morals are happily, believably wrong, but all bad things must come to an end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 27, 2008
Much of Finding Amanda doesn't stand up to close scrutiny, but at its best the still-boyish Broderick suggests his most famous character, Ferris Bueller, going through a midlife crisis.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 27, 2008
Writer-director Peter Tolan has glibness down pat, but can't quite wring the intended pathos from his characters' desperate lives. He does, however, give Broderick his best part since Election.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 27, 2008
Set mostly in Las Vegas, Finding Amanda offers a vision of confused Americans losing their already shaky bearings in the world's gaudiest honky-tonk.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 27, 2008
The familiar premise here has sharp fangs, unsparing wit and a knockout performance by Brittany Snow as the round-heeled 20-year-old.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 26, 2008
It's amusing but facile, reasonably clever but hopelessly glib.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 26, 2008
The interplay between Broderick and Snow ultimately make Finding Amanda more enjoyable than it should be.
June 26, 2008
Amanda is a generously funny, sharp-edged comedy with unusual promise, and to watch it grow a conscience when clearly the film needed more generous helpings of acid is one of the year's great mysteries.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 26, 2008
Finding Amanda has its wispy charms, including a funny scene when the ecstasy Taylor pops begins to kick in, and later when he encounters a pimp with showbiz aspirations.
June 26, 2008
By keeping the tone light and the players human (Steve Coogan has a nice turn as a greasy casino host), and never, ever romanticizing the addict, Finding Amanda comes by its heartbreak honestly.
June 24, 2008
A fun look at Vegas that imbues the seediness of the setting with a sense of innocence and warmth that might take some by surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 20, 2008
A breakthrough for Brittany Snow who shows she can do much more than horrible remakes and teen comedies...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 10, 2008
Spot-on casting of Brittany Snow in the title role makes the fun movie with a serious turn both entertaining and credible.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 30, 2010
Mature, uneven prostitution dramedy loses its way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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