Finding Amanda Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
December 30, 2010
Mature, uneven prostitution dramedy loses its way.
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
Offers up some zinger lines in the trenches of Sin City but fails to live up to its ingenious concept.
October 18, 2008
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 27, 2008
Too much of Peter Tolan's movie takes up Taylor's self-absorption as if it's actually interesting.
June 27, 2008
This cloying comedy is barely enlivened by its talented stars who both deserve much better.
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 27, 2008
A peculiar film, which is really two films fighting to occupy the same space.
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.
June 26, 2008
It can be done -- there are rich, sordid black comedies out there -- but Tolan doesn't quite pull it off.
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.
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