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Finding Amanda Reviews

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June 27, 2008
A peculiar film, which is really two films fighting to occupy the same space.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 27, 2008
This cloying comedy is barely enlivened by its talented stars who both deserve much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 26, 2008
Finding Amanda, the alternate title of which might well have been "I Oughta Be in Rehab," is an uneasy chronicle of addiction and denial wrapped in the rhythms of Neil Simon.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2008
Offers up some zinger lines in the trenches of Sin City but fails to live up to its ingenious concept.
June 30, 2008
Broderick's sunny spin on the deeply flawed Taylor is interesting but eventually defies belief. In the third act, Finding Amanda loses steam altogether.
June 29, 2008
Though Finding Amanda's story reaches a reasonably satisfying conclusion, the empty characters at its center make the whole thing feel like a waste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 22, 2008
A clumsy mash of Leaving Las Vegas and Hardcore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 17, 2008
Whether talking about being hooked on pot or just plain hooking, the movie despite, well, its potpourri of addictions, sticks to surfaces. Not to mention that a darker tone for this rehab redemption fare, might have been just the cure.
December 30, 2010
Mature, uneven prostitution dramedy loses its way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 26, 2008
The film's tone shifts jarringly from superficial broad comedy to something far darker. And the hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold scenario is as old as the profession itself.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 26, 2008
"Finding Amanda" is little more than what "Hardcore" might have been like if it had been rewritten by the author of a dirty joke book--an idea that, come to think of it, is actually more amusing than anything on display here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 15, 2008
... they should've renamed this one Finding the Right Tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 27, 2008
Amanda can never find a tone. It opens with a scene-reading (Taylor is a writer on a hacky TV show) that produces yawns, where our lead character is the only one that laughs. It's prophetic.
June 26, 2008
An uncle watching his niece pick up a john should sting, not feel like we're meant to snicker at the uncomfortable look on Broderick's face.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 26, 2008
It can be done -- there are rich, sordid black comedies out there -- but Tolan doesn't quite pull it off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 27, 2008
Finding Amanda has some of the good and a lot of the bad aspects of a first film written and directed by the same person.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 4, 2008
This unromantic comedy is something less than a sure bet. For some reason, you get the impression that it doesn't live up to the promise of its premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 3, 2008
This vulgar film, replete with vile language and graphic descriptions of sex acts, degrades our culture. Even George Carlin might find it offensive.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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