The Amateurs (The Moguls) (Dirty Movie)
The Amateurs (The Moguls) (Dirty Movie) (2005)

A man down on his luck hatches a different kind of get-rich-quick scheme in this independent comedy. Andy Sargentee (Jeff Bridges) is a middle-aged divorcÚ who is down in the dumps after the departure of his wife, Thelma (Jeanne… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 6, 2005
DVD Release Date: February 12, 2008
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Amateurs is a largely unfunny sex comedy that squanders a talented cast.

Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

The only burst of creativity is the number of euphemisms Traeger has for pussy ("fruit cup" was my favorite)

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Do not waste your time with The Amateurs.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An uneven and unimaginative sex comedy about small-town losers.

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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times

It ranges from awkward to excruciating.

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Dennis Lim
Los Angeles Times

There are no laughs to be found in writer-director Michael Traeger's would-be comedy The Amateurs, but there is one big mystery: how actors of this caliber could have been convinced to take part.

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Christopher Null

ultimately heartwarming and humorous enough to merit a recommendation

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

This sort of thing was done much better by the British years ago in The Full Monty and Calendar Girls. There's really no call for an American rehash.

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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly

As a writer, Traeger is consternatingly adolescent and glib.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...ultimately finds itself unable to hold the viewer's interest for more than a few minutes at a time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Isaiah Washington, Tim Blake Nelson, Joe Pantoliano, William Fichtner, Ted Danson, Patrick Fugit, John Hawkes, Brad William Henke, Glenne… More
Cynthia S.
This movie was chock full of familiar faces, and yet could have been better.
Kevin M. Williams
First rate cast of regular faces clowning around in a less than first rate feature that tries but doesn't quite deliver. Small towners unite to make a… More
Leigh Ryan
Weird. Funny, but weird.
Alex roy
The Amateurs is a terrific comedy about a man who seeks to make a quick by making a porno and enlists his buddies. They set out to make an amateur porn film.… More
Sol C
Hilarious film. Great ensemble cast. If you have ever tried making any film, then you will definitely relate to all the production problems that they go through… More