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The Amateurs (2005)
"The Moguls" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  28 April 2006 (UK)
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Citizens of a small town, under the influence of a man in the midst of a mid-life crisis, come together to make an adult film.

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Andy Sargentee is a decent guy and the town's favorite failure: an unemployable dreamer whose ex's husband's wealth intimidates Andy to such an extent he does little with his teen son. Andy's new idea is for Butterface Fields to be the first town to band together to make the first full-length feature amateur adult film. He recruits five regulars at Floyd's Bar to contribute $2000 each. They get the kid at the video store, whose camcorder is constantly on, to be the cinematographer. The pal they all call "Some Idiot" volunteers to be writer-director. Otis becomes producer. Now, can they find actors, and especially, women? Can a pornography project give Andy self-respect? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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small town | loser | sex | wealth | friend | See more »

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Not your average adult movie. See more »

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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$10,149 (USA) (7 December 2007)

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$15,090 (USA) (14 December 2007)
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Andy Sargentee: [commenting on the screenplay for the porn] And then here, this is my favourite, 99: "Interior office day; Boris gives it to Bianka in the butt, as she defuses the bomb."
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During the beginning of the real end credits you can see a piece of film of our gang fishing. At the end of the names, the film starts to burn. The rest of the credits follow on a black screen. See more »

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References Sophie's Choice (1982) See more »

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You Are My Lady
Written by Barry Eastmond (as Barry James Eastman)
Performed by Freddie Jackson
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI Film & Television
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Hilarious film about friend trying to make an innocent local porno
13 June 2006 | by (Omena, Michigan) – See all my reviews

This movie was hilarious. Jeff Bridges plays Andy, a divorced guy visiting his son on his birthday. His ex-wife married a really rich guy, and Andy's worried that his son won't appreciate him anymore because he doesn't have as much money. So he comes up with an idea to make a bunch of money, make a local porno film with all of the town people involved.

The set up isn't so great, but the film is filled with so many actors and a lot of great comedy, it doesn't really matter. And when I say so many actors, I mean it, everyone in the film is a recognizable face. Jeff Bridges, Joe Pantoliano, Patrick Fugit, Tim Blake Nelson, William Fichtner, Ted Danson, and those are just the main characters. Ted Danson is hysterical playing the gay guy in the group who poorly tries to hide the fact that he's gay. And if anyone ever wanted to see Ted Danson naked, this is the film for you. Joe Pantoliano also does a great job in the film playing Some Idiot (yes, that's his character's name) the writer/director of the porno.

It's a great movie, very funny with a lot of great quotes. I just wish the ending could have been expanded a bit more, but oh well. Look out for this one.


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