Finding Amanda Synopsis
A man who has struggled with alcohol abuse tries to convince his niece to enter rehab.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
This dark comedy of addiction, delusion and humor as a weapon marks the feature directing debut of veteran writer Peter Tolan.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Finding Amanda isn't bad, and there is some smart, jagged humor.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Much of Finding Amanda doesn't stand up to close scrutiny, but at its best the still-boyish Broderick suggests his most famous character,...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Broderick is splendid as the gambler. He knows, as many addicts do, that the addictive personality is very inward, however much acting out...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Broderick has the film's most clever lines, but Snow is quite funny and is convincing as an innocent lured by the promise of easy money.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Finding Amanda is a minor movie for Broderick, but considering where it takes him, it's understandable why he took the role.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
This debut picture never makes up its mind about what sort of comedy it wants to be. But at least it has one--a mind, that is.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Richard James Havis
Even the easygoing Broderick can't inject any lift or charm into the story.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Tolan writes regularly for smart shows like "Rescue Me," but his best instincts deserted him when he set his sights on the big screen for...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Finding Amanda, unfortunately, is one vast, irritating surface.
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“FINDING AMANDA” = It’s tough when you don’t want to be found or helped!:

By jimchudnow
[From an advance preview:] This movie is being advertised as a “comedy”-- but it’s really more of a DRAMA with a small number of periodically funny comments by MATTHEW BRODERICK who plays a...

An old fan of Matthew Broderick

By jojackie
I'm the same age as Matthew Broderick and had a major crush on him after seeing him in "Max Dugan Returns" in 1983....I was a sophmore in college. It gives me a measure of satisfaction that he's aged...

So-So definitely not Oh-No

By Resist_or_Serve
I saw the movie at the Tribeca Film Festival, it wasn't the best movie there but it sure wasn't the worse. I've seen many worse movies in theatres. I would give it a shot, it's not bad, but it's...

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Rated R | For strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, pervasive language, drug content and brief nudity
What Parents Need to Know
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