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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.

Director:

Julie Davis

Writer:

Julie Davis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Davis ... Amy Mandell
Nick Chinlund ... Matthew Starr
Caroline Aaron ... Janet Gaines
Mitchell Whitfield ... Don
Jennifer Bransford ... Elizabeth
Jeff Cesario ... Priest
Mary Ellen Trainor ... Amy's Mom
Charles Cioffi ... Amy's Dad
Tina Lifford ... Irene Barris
Michael Harris ... Jerry Hegeman
Vincent Castellanos ... Hans
Kira Reed Lorsch ... Shannon Steele (as Kira Reed)
Mark Brown Mark Brown ... Mike
Karen Neil Karen Neil ... 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.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2004 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Amy's O See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,750, 25 August 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$513,572, 22 June 2005
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

[a talk-show host accuses Amy of being a lesbian due to her bad opinions on men]
Amy Mandell: I don't think I'm a lesbian because when I fantasize, I fantasize about sucking dick.
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A big thanks to the actors whose performances still live on in the AVID See more »

Soundtracks

38:45 (A Thievery Number)
Written by Rob Garza, Eric Hilton, Archie Steele and Arthur Steele
Performed by Thievery Corporation
Published by Garza y Hilton Musica (BW)
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interesting perspectives on sex and relationships
16 August 2001 | by clevernamehereSee 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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