Amy's O (Amy's Orgasm) (Why Love Doesn't Work)
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Amy's O (Amy's Orgasm) (Why Love Doesn't Work)
A woman who gives advice on relationships for a living is trying to make sense of her own problems with the opposite sex in this independent romantic comedy. Amy (Julie Davis) is a single woman in her mid-twenties who has recently published a self-help book called Why Love Doesn't Work , in which she discusses why a woman doesn't need a husband or a boyfriend to feel fulfilled. But Amy isn't so sure she believes her own advice, and after four years without a steady relationship, she wants a man in her life. Feeling conflicted, Amy isn't sure where to turn or with whom she can… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Davis' candid, archly funny and deeply authentic take on intimate relationships comes to fruition in her sophomore effort."
‑ Lael Loewenstein, Variety
"The whole mess boils down to a transparently hypocritical work that feels as though it's trying to set the women's liberation movement back 20 years."
‑ Erin Meister, Boston Globe
"a nightmare date with a half-formed wit done a great disservice by a lack of critical distance and a sad trust in liberal arts college bumper sticker platitudes."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Davis is funny, charming and quirky in her feature film acting debut as Amy."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"A movie that harps on media-constructed 'issues' like whether compromise is the death of self... this Orgasm [won't be an] exceedingly memorable one for most people."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
"Despite its many infuriating flaws -- not the least of which is Amy's self-absorbed personality -- Amy's O's honesty will win you over."
‑ Marta Barber, Miami Herald
"About Amy's cuteness, Amy's career success (she's a best-selling writer of self-help books who can't help herself), and Amy's neuroses when it comes to men."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"One of the most plain, unimaginative romantic comedies I've ever seen."
‑ Eric Campos, Film Threat
"Frankly, it's kind of insulting, both to men and women. And it's not that funny -- which is just generally insulting."
‑ Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
"Davis the performer is plenty fetching enough, but she needs to shake up the mix, and work in something that doesn't feel like a half-baked stand-up routine."
‑ Evan Henerson, Los Angeles Daily News
"When compared to the usual, more somber festival entries, Davis' highly personal brand of romantic comedy is a tart, smart breath of fresh air that stands out from the pack even if the picture itself is somewhat problematic."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"Like Kissing Jessica Stein, Amy's Orgasm has a key strength in its willingness to explore its principal characters with honesty, insight and humor."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Julie Davis is the Kathie Lee Gifford of film directors, sadly proving once again ego doesn't always go hand in hand with talent."
‑ Brandon Judell, Bay Area Reporter
‑ Christopher Null,
"Davis ... is so enamored of her own creation that she can't see how insufferable the character is."
‑ Jean Oppenheimer, New Times
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