• Released
  • August 23, 2002
  • R , 1 hr 25 min
  • Art House/Foreign
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Julie Davis' story is fresh and amusing.
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New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Its bawdy honesty eventually gives way to convention, sentimentality and a frustratingly silly ending.
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Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
Davis has energy, but she doesn't bother to make her heroine's book sound convincing, the gender-war ideas original, or the comic scenes fly. Instead, the film is buttressed by song montages and jokey chapter titles.
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Film Threat

Will strike a chord with people having mid-life love crises. Maybe for them, this film will stand as a sign that love is out there and it will prevail. As any other type of audience goes, I don’t think they’ll find that this love works.
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The New York Times

By Dave Kehr
This movie is Ms. Davis's fourth film as a director, and she has a bright, chipper style that keeps things moving, while never quite managing to connect her wish-fulfilling characters to the human race. Like someone who smiles too much, Amy's Orgasm seems rather sad at heart.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The orgasm, it turns out, is low on the list of Amy's issues. The title is faked.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Davis not only wrote and directed the film but edited it as well, all of which is no mean feat. Too bad she couldn't have lent some of her own gumption and self-assurance to her pathetic heroine.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
There's definitely room for a female Woody Allen, an accolade garnered by a previous film. However, Amy's Orgasm is chirpy, shrill and coarse, more in the vein of one of Allen's more depressed periods.
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Boston Globe

Julie Davis, tries desperately to fill (Woody)Allen's Coke-bottle glasses, but it fails. Miserably.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marrit Ingman
There's a bright spot in the form of Amy's publicist (screen veteran Aaron), a salty, whiskey-voiced lesbian; it's a pity the movie isn't about her.
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36 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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