5.5/10
3,164
18 user 31 critic

Finding Amanda (2008)

Trailer
2:33 | Trailer
A television producer with a penchant for drinking and gambling is sent to Las Vegas to convince his troubled niece to enter rehab.

Director:

Peter Tolan

Writer:

Peter Tolan
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

28 Days (2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A big-city newspaper columnist is forced to enter a drug and alcohol rehab center after ruining her sister's wedding and crashing a stolen limousine.

Director: Betty Thomas
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic West
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy.

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait
Stars: Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr, Mackenzie Brooke Smith
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Ben Singer has his cynical worldview darkened by his roommate Ibu's sudden medical situation, though the arrival of Ibu's sister, Khadi, might remedy both men's ills.

Director: Joshua Goldin
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Sanaa Lathan, Michael Kenneth Williams
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A Chicago journalist suffering from memory loss takes leaves from his job and returns to his rural hometown, where he bonds with his Alzheimer's-impaired uncle Rollie and his old flame.

Director: Terry Kinney
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Virginia Madsen, Alan Alda
96 Minutes (2011)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The story of 4 lives slammed together in a shocking moment. Intercutting between a carjacking and the separate stories of the 4 kids in Atlanta, we watch as they hurtle toward a life-changing end.

Director: Aimee Lagos
Stars: Brittany Snow, Evan Ross, Sharon Conley
On the Doll (2007)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A lurid, dark look into the lives of sex workers, where victims of child abuse deal with the consequences later in life.

Director: Thomas Mignone
Stars: Brittany Snow, Josh Janowicz, Clayne Crawford
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

When Neurotic, struggling songwriter, Catherine Brown's life in New York City falls apart, she is forced to confront her past when she spends the summer at her childhood home in Woodstock, ... See full summary »

Director: Rita Merson
Stars: Allison Miller, James Wolk, Rumer Willis
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A man tries to warn his brother away from the new girlfriend he brings home during Thanksgiving, but ends up becoming infatuated with her in the process.

Director: Lee Toland Krieger
Stars: Adam Scott, Brittany Snow, Alex Frost
Petunia (2012)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The story of a family whose growth is stunted... a family that learns how to love themselves while loving each other (a little too much).

Director: Ash Christian
Stars: Tobias Segal, Thora Birch, Christine Lahti
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Matt Mulhern stars as an out of work sit-com actor visiting his empty childhood home on the Jersey shore while struggling to make sense of the loss of his father, his past, and, for one funny and heartbreaking week, himself.

Director: Matt Mulhern
Stars: Hallie Foote, Matt Mulhern, Kara Silver
Nature Calls (2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Polar-opposite brothers Randy and Kirk never saw eye-to-eye, but their rivalry is taken to a new level when Randy hijacks Kirk's son's sleepover, taking the boys on a Scout Trip to remember.

Director: Todd Rohal
Stars: Patton Oswalt, Johnny Knoxville, Rob Riggle
Ruth & Erica (TV Series 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Stars: Maura Tierney, Philip Baker Hall, Lois Smith
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Broderick ... Taylor Mendon
Brittany Snow ... Amanda
Maura Tierney ... Lorraine Mendon
Peter Facinelli ... Greg
Steve Coogan ... Michael Henry
Ed Begley Jr. ... Himself
Bill Fagerbakke ... Larry
Patrick Fischler ... Kevin - TV Executive
Peggy J. Scott ... Sharon the Maid (as Peggy Scott)
Jennifer Hall ... Wendy the Cage Girl
Daniel Roebuck ... Link
Lester Speight ... BV (as Lester Rasta Speight)
J.P. Manoux ... Tony Clark
Jennifer Rau ... Whisper
Allan Wasserman ... Dr. Chase
Edit

Storyline

Taylor Mendon is a Hollywood scriptwriter on a minor rebound from drugs and booze. He's writing for a mirthless sit-com and betting on the horses behind his wife's back when her sister calls needing help: Taylor's 20-year-old niece Amanda has become a hooker in Las Vegas. He promises to find her, bring her back, and pay for her stay at an expensive rehab center. Once in Nevada, Taylor starts gambling in earnest using money loaned him by the casino. He also finds Amanda, a cheerful prostitute, uninterested in reform. Can Taylor win back his borrowings, keep his wife from discovering his habit, and help Amanda find redemption? Or is life different from a sit-com? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When it comes to screwing up their lives, some people don't know when to cry uncle. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, pervasive language, drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2011 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Buscando a Amanda See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,340, 29 June 2008

Gross USA:

$57,297

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,410
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Taylor Mendon: You and me - we live to make bad choices. We need a person in our lives who, who looks at us when we fuck up and remembers who we were, who we could be. If you don't have someone like that, all you have is you. Sooner or later, left to your own brilliant damaged devices, you'll just go spinning off the goddamn planet. You lose that person, you're done.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Teen Wolf: The Tell (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Then there's Vegas
Composed by Brad Hatfield and Peter Tolan
Performed by The Brad Hatfield Big Band with Alex MacDougall
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Really Nice Movie
13 June 2008 | by robe-17See all my reviews

A really nice movie. Clever, a lot of very very funny lines, and uniformly strong performances. Better than so much of what is in theaters, I can't figure out why this didn't open on the big screen...oh yeah, it's for grown ups. Matthew Broderick manages to make his wealthy spoiled writer/producer sympathetic, mostly because his lines are so sharp, the character hasn't lost the ability to see the B.S., even as he peddles it. And the girl is a great new version of Reese Witherspoon, but 20 percent less cloying. I love that she's not super sexy: the movie is soaked in sex but not about sex...it treats it in such a matter of fact, American-as-apple-pie kind of way. If you watch this, you'll laugh. I keep calling up scenes and entertaining myself a day later. Congrats to the writer/director... and thanks.


37 of 52 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 18 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed