Finding Amanda Reviews

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
A very darkly humorous film.
October 18, 2008
October 6, 2008
Hopelessly uneven yet admittedly entertaining...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 26, 2008
It's amusing but facile, reasonably clever but hopelessly glib.
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.
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.
June 20, 2008
A breakthrough for Brittany Snow who shows she can do much more than horrible remakes and teen comedies...
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.