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Finding Amanda Reviews

November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 9, 2008
Offers a steady supply of clever lines but suffers from the patina of self-loathing common to industry lifers and the unfortunate miscasting of straight-arrow Broderick as a depressed, cynical hack.
October 18, 2008
A very darkly humorous film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B
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 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
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
Tolan writes regularly for smart shows like Rescue Me, but his best instincts deserted him when he set his sights on the big screen for the first time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 27, 2008
Written with more bite, the premise might hold up, but as executed here by Tolan, it is a soft-hearted, haphazard mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
A peculiar film, which is really two films fighting to occupy the same space.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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 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 26, 2008
It's amusing but facile, reasonably clever but hopelessly glib.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
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 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.