Finding Amanda

Rated R 100 minutes 2008

A burned-out TV writer (Matthew Broderick), hoping to redeem himself in the eyes of his fed-up wife (Maura Tierney), takes off for Las Vegas to rescue their young niece (Brittany Snow) from a life of prostitution. Writer-director Peter Tolan is a veteran Hollywood quip-meister whose resume ranges from above-average series (Murphy Brown, The Larry Sanders Show) to abysmal features (Guess Who, Just Like Heaven). His feature directing debut, this presumably personal effort offers a steady supply of clever lines but suffers from the patina of self-loathing common to industry lifers and the unfortunate miscasting of straight-arrow Broderick as a depressed, cynical hack. With Steve Coogan (90 min.).

Film Credits

Director: Peter Tolan

Writer: Peter Tolan

Producer: Richard Heller and Wayne Allan Rice

Cast: Brittany Snow, Peter Facinelli, Matthew Broderick, Daniel Roebuck, Bill Fagerbakke, J.P. Manoux, Katy Mixon, Jack McGee, Jennifer Hall and Patrick Fischler

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