Amy's O (Amy's Orgasm) (Why Love Doesn't Work)
Amy's O (Amy's Orgasm) (Why Love Doesn't Work) (2002)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 23, 2002
DVD Release Date: December 10, 2002
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The title character is too self-absorbed to be all that engaging, and the movie's depiction of gender issues seems retrograde.

Lael Loewenstein

Davis' candid, archly funny and deeply authentic take on intimate relationships comes to fruition in her sophomore effort.

Erin Meister
Boston Globe

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.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

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.

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

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.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Eric Campos
Film Threat

One of the most plain, unimaginative romantic comedies I've ever seen.

Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

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.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Like Kissing Jessica Stein, Amy's Orgasm has a key strength in its willingness to explore its principal characters with honesty, insight and humor.

Brandon Judell
Bay Area Reporter

Julie Davis is the Kathie Lee Gifford of film directors, sadly proving once again ego doesn't always go hand in hand with talent.

Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Parsons
<i>Amy's O</i> is an American indie comedy starring Julie Davis as Amy, author of a self-help novel titled "Why Love Doesn't… More