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Finding Amanda
Finding Amanda
Actors: Matthew Broderick, Brittany Snow, Maura Tierney, Steve Coogan, Peter Facinelli
Director: Peter Tolan
Genres: Comedy
R     2008     1hr 36min

Taylor Peters (Matthew Broderick) is a television writer and producer whose compulsive gambling, recreational drug use and drinking problem are jeopardizing his career and marriage. In a desperate attempt to save his marri...  more »


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Actors: Matthew Broderick, Brittany Snow, Maura Tierney, Steve Coogan, Peter Facinelli
Director: Peter Tolan
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/16/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Heather A. (tank72girl) from EASTON, MO
Reviewed on 3/22/2011...
This is a must see movie. The acting is spectacular & it is a story of peril & realization for a man who believes he is trying to save his marriage to help his wife's niece. However the things he realizes along the way will surprise you.

Movie Reviews

Broderick's Gift of Comedy
Michael B. Druxman | Austin, TX | 10/28/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Matthew Broderick has the rare gift of comedy.

He has the innate timing that allows him to deliver a funny line in the most tense situation, and still get his laugh.

That's what he does regularly in FINDING AMANDA, a terrific dark comedy from writer-director Peter Tolan, now available on DVD from Magnolia Home Entertainment.

Broderick plays a once-successful television comedy writer on a downward spiral. He's a recovering alcoholic, addicted to gambling and he's about to be fired from the terrible sitcom he's writing.

In a desperate attempt to save his marriage (to Maura Tierney), he heads for Las Vegas, promising to bring home his runaway niece (Brittany Snow), who has become a hooker. But, sending Broderick to Vegas is like putting a person with an eating disorder in a candy store. By film's end, we're not sure which character needs saving the most.

Broderick and Tolan supply DVD audio commentary.

© Michael B. Druxman"
Great movie!
StarCassi | Cranford, NJ | 09/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I loved this movie! Maura Tierney is the best! The movie was funny and heartfelt. I highly recommend to everyone!"
Jaded, fun, interesting to watch and with just the right dos
C. Rocklein | 03/27/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mathew Broderick has become a favorite actor of mine. I never was a Ferris Bueller fan, but after seeing "Election" I really started liking Broderick's work. "Biloxi Blues" was great too. "Finding Amanda" starts off at a pretty jaded pace, but at the same time it hits the nail right on the head with its characters coming to grips with who they are, though mostly the tone is light and comedic with black humor undertones.

It's interesting from beginning to end (a strange scenario) and easy to watch. His wife is the woman who played Jim Carrey's wife in "Liar Liar", and she puts in a similar performance which works. Broderick's character of sympathetic loser is comparable to his character of high school teacher in Election (great movie). If you liked either of those movies I think you'd like this as well. I found it wholly entertaining. It had a very appropriate ending."