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Overall Rating
1.79

Awesome: 13.79%
Worth A Look: 6.9%
Average: 0%
Pretty Bad: 3.45%
Total Crap75.86%

3 reviews, 11 user ratings


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Amy's Orgasm
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by Greg Muskewitz

"More than just sexual frustration."
1 stars

Julie Davis’ second-made comedy, falling in between I Love, Don’t Touch Me and All Over the Guy, is a low budget “Jewish-neurotic” comedy about an upper-divisional twentysomething “sexorexic” blunderbuss (Davis), who has written a successful book about why love doesn’t work.

(Example chapters: “Sex is the logical outgrowth of love,” or, “Sex is the end of romance.”) Still, she keeps-a-searchin’ and winds up with a radio shockjock akin to Howard Stern. (Her: “I know I’m pretty. But I’ve got cellulite on my ass and it’s spreading to my thighs.” Him: “If I knew you were coming over, I wouldn’t have just jacked off.”) I noticed on the movie’s poster that it was described as “Woody Allenesque,” which reminded me of the deplorable Kissing Jessica Stein. Just because a movie centers on a neurotic Jewish character does not grant it to be compared with or even mention Woody Allen alongside “these” movies in the same sentence. There is a well of distinction — a whitewater rapid’s worth — between the two; between cleverly composed humanistic comedy, relationship mishaps, unique characters, sharp humor, etc., and a thinly veiled comedy of dysfunction with a hang-up on sex that uses the mere actions of “being” Jewish and neurotic to bump up its appearance through a cheap literal device. (While Amy receives cunnilingus, “I’ve got you under my skin” not so subtly plays in the background.) To the contrary, the allusion is no good — it’s even disabling insofar as the movie lacks so much of what makes Woody Allen, Woody Allen. (Just because dirt and gold are natural elements of the earth, if you compare dirt to gold, alas, the dirt is plain old dirt.)

[Not to be bothered with.]

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User Comments

5/12/08 wendell maness what a sexy film, it was hot and i loved it 5 stars
1/30/06 tatum Not THAT terrible, some funny characters 4 stars
6/10/03 sandi I must be an asshole, I liked it. Romance readers will too. 4 stars
1/14/03 Jenn terrible terrible terrible 1 stars
10/29/02 Jessica Wilson Honest and funny 5 stars
10/23/02 walt it pretty much blew 2 stars
9/19/02 Uncle Salty I saw this movie on a bet. We both lost. 1 stars
9/12/02 Juliette Glassman This movie is hysterically funny and truthful 5 stars
9/09/02 marilynn seif I loved this movie. It was a riot 5 stars
9/04/02 Michelle Strier Thank God for this review, I felt like I was losing my mind watching this movie 1 stars
8/30/02 Kerman what is there to say besides sucks all ass? 1 stars
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