Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 5 out of 12
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  1. Julie Davis' story is fresh and amusing.
  2. Its bawdy honesty eventually gives way to convention, sentimentality and a frustratingly silly ending.
  3. 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.
  4. Reviewed by: Eric Campos
    50
    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.
  5. 50
    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.
  6. The orgasm, it turns out, is low on the list of Amy's issues. The title is faked.
  7. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    40
    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.
  8. 30
    It's supposed to be post-feminist breezy but ends up as tedious as the chatter of parrots raised on Oprah.
  9. 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.
  10. Reviewed by: Erin Meister
    25
    Julie Davis, tries desperately to fill (Woody)Allen's Coke-bottle glasses, but it fails. Miserably.
  11. 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.
  12. There is something distinctly self-satisfied about Amy's Orgasm that rubs the viewer the wrong way. The film should come with a warning label: Vanity project ahead!
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. SkenD.
    Apr 10, 2006
    10
    Hilarious, intelligent, full of wisdom!
  2. KevinH.
    Mar 28, 2006
    10
    Sexy and smart, a real gem.
  3. Tonyb
    Oct 23, 2005
    1
    Silly and senseless junk.