Finding Amanda
Finding Amanda (2008)

Rescue Me co-creator Peter Tolan makes his feature directorial debut with this comedy starring Matthew Broderick as a moderately successful television writer whose addiction to alcohol, gambling, and drugs make dealing with the latest… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 16, 2008
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39%
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28%



Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite a charming turn by Matthew Broderick, Finding Amanda is too flimsily executed to succeed as a dark comedy.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Offers a steady supply of clever lines but suffers from the patina of self-loathing common to industry lifers and the unfortunate miscasting of straight-arrow Broderick as a depressed, cynical hack.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Broderick's sunny spin on the deeply flawed Taylor is interesting but eventually defies belief. In the third act, Finding Amanda loses steam altogether.

S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Mature, uneven prostitution dramedy loses its way.

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

Matthew Broderick regains his cinematic stride as a morosely wise-cracking television producer on the skids, ably abetted by Maura Tierney as his much-put-upon wife and Brittany Snow as his perky prostitute niece.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Finding Amanda has some of the good and a lot of the bad aspects of a first film written and directed by the same person.

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David D'Arcy
Screen International

Offers up some zinger lines in the trenches of Sin City but fails to live up to its ingenious concept.

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John Anderson
Newsday

A very darkly humorous film.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Much of Finding Amanda doesn't stand up to close scrutiny, but at its best the still-boyish Broderick suggests his most famous character, Ferris Bueller, going through a midlife crisis.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Hopelessly uneven yet admittedly entertaining...

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
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CAST: Matthew Broderick, Maura Tierney, Brittany Snow, Peter Facinelli SUMMARY: A television producer with a penchant for drinking and gambling is sent to… More
Alice Shen
I have just one word to describe this movie: nice. It's a really nice movie. And I mean that without a trace of irony. Brittany Snow is darling. No… More
Nicki Marie
This was much better than I expected. Funny in a dark way and quite moving as well.
Luke Baldock
This film works so wonderfully every bit of it is successful. First of the script is alive with punchy witty quips especially from Broderick. Broderick is… More
Leigh Ryan
Hilarious and awkward. My kind of funny...
Sol C
While the trailer for the film looks really good, the film itself disappoints. The film needed a major rewrite. There was a few funny scenes in the film.… More