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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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Amy's Mom
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Irene Barris
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Shannon Steele (as Kira Reed)
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Tina (as Nell Balaban)
Wally Kurth ...
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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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Comedy | Romance

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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  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

[talking to Amy about her relationships with men]
Priest: You have a unique talent for having bad taste in men.
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Big Sky
Written by Joy Askew and Shane Fontayne
Performed by Joy Askew
Published by Foggy Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of the RCA Victor Group
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interesting perspectives on sex and relationships
16 August 2001 | by (Bronxville, NY) – See all my reviews

"Amy's Orgasm" certainly isn't the first film to consider sex and relationships from a woman's, or from women's, perspective(s), but it does feel unique in giving frequently visited material a fresh, sassy, and daring treatment not frequently seen.

Julie Davis has crafted a script that, for the most part, is crisp and pops with great dialogue. The narrative/plot is strained in some parts, but I'm a sappy romantic and fell for the film overall nonetheless.

Nick Chinlund is the male lead, starring here as a sleaze-baggy radio shock jock who also happens to be quite sexy. I recognized Chinlund from a great spot he did on The X-Files; it was nice to see him in an entirely different role and working the script and his scenes with Davis, the co-star *and* writer/director, very, very well.

Caroline Aaron is terrific in her supporting role, too. She gives the kind of scene-stealing performance that should attract attention from critics.

Overall, "Amy's Orgasm" is a well-acted romantic comedy that takes some pretty interesting risks. As a writer and director, Davis still manages to say something about sex and relationships and is able to do so in a manner slightly different than what we're used to seeing from most other films.


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