Miriam Cutler

Amy's O

2001
Amy's O

Project Details

Released 2001
Production Company Sundance Channel Home Entertainment
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Project Details

Synopsis


In AMY'S O, 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 discuss her relationship issues; she ends up sharing her problems with a priest (Jeff Cesario) who mans the confessional at a nearby Catholic church, even though Amy is Jewish. As Amy's book hits the stores, Janet (Caroline Aaron), a friend who works as a publicist for her publisher, snags Amy an appearance on a radio show hosted by Matthew Starr (Nick Chinlund), a popular but foul-mouthed "shock jock." Matthew is exactly the sort of man Amy warns her readers to stay away from, so she isn't sure why she finds herself attracted to him -- or why he seems to be interested in her. Amy's Orgasm was written and directed by Julie Davis, who also stars as Amy; the film was enthusiastically received in its screening at the 2001 Santa Barbara Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Credits


Sundance Channel Home Entertainment


Starring Julie Davis, Nick Chinlund


Written and Directed by Julie Davis


Original Score by Miriam Cutler


Screenings & Highlights


Santa Barbara Film Festival


Theatrical Release


Reviews


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


"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." ~ Kenneth Thomas, LA Times


 



Project Details

Synopsis


In AMY'S O, 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 discuss her relationship issues; she ends up sharing her problems with a priest (Jeff Cesario) who mans the confessional at a nearby Catholic church, even though Amy is Jewish. As Amy's book hits the stores, Janet (Caroline Aaron), a friend who works as a publicist for her publisher, snags Amy an appearance on a radio show hosted by Matthew Starr (Nick Chinlund), a popular but foul-mouthed "shock jock." Matthew is exactly the sort of man Amy warns her readers to stay away from, so she isn't sure why she finds herself attracted to him -- or why he seems to be interested in her. Amy's Orgasm was written and directed by Julie Davis, who also stars as Amy; the film was enthusiastically received in its screening at the 2001 Santa Barbara Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Credits


Sundance Channel Home Entertainment


Starring Julie Davis, Nick Chinlund


Written and Directed by Julie Davis


Original Score by Miriam Cutler


Screenings & Highlights


Santa Barbara Film Festival


Theatrical Release


Reviews


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


"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." ~ Kenneth Thomas, LA Times


 



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