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Amy's Orgasm (2001)

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Story of a 29-year-old Ivy League-educated, self-help author as she grudgingly falls for a shock-jock radio host with a reputation for hitting on his bimbo guests.

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Priest
Mary Ellen Trainor ...
Amy's Mom
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Amy's Dad
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Irene Barris
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Shannon Steele (as Kira Reed)
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Mike
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Tina (as Nell Balaban)
Wally Kurth ...
Beautiful Guy
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Storyline

Amy is Jewish, nearing 30, single, and the successful author of "Why Love Doesn't Work," a self-help book for women who aren't in love. She's also a self-described sexorexic - she hasn't had sex with a man in four years and has never had a "mental orgasm." She gets plenty of advice - from her publicist, from her best friends (a married couple), from her parents, and from a priest to whom she goes to confession - so there's lots of conflicting emotion and analysis when she starts dating Matthew Starr, a good-looking playboy who's a popular L.A. male-chauvinist-pig radio shock jock. Each of Amy's theories and rules is put to the test - people may not change, but can love work? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A kiss-and-tell-all comedy.

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Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue, and for language | See all certifications »

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21 October 2004 (Israel)  »

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Amy's O  »

Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,750 (USA) (23 August 2002)

Gross:

$119,664 (USA) (13 September 2002)
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Trivia

Many video shops would not stock a release with "orgasm" in the title, so the title of the home video and DVD release is "Amy's O". See more »

Quotes

Amy Mandell: The primary difference between a man and a woman is that man gets his self-esteem when a woman says yes and a women gets hers when she says no.
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perfectly explains my girlfriends neuroses
24 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cute, slightly offbeat romantic comedy is funny and I recognize some of the lead's attitudes and actions from girls I've known, so it kind of helps me figure out why they do some of the things they do, and I liked the way they would move from what was happening to what she was hearing and imagining, as when a guy's comments about having stayed with an ex for the good sex translating in her mind to a diatribe about her being fat. Movie has a rather cynical view towards self-help pop psychology books, which I think is justified. The big speech near the end of pretty stupid, the sort of unrealistic thing you see in Hollywood movies all the time. Not successful on all levels, and if I felt like it I could pick apart this or that, but overall it just works and is quite entertaining.


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