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Dating Amber

By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Sweet but crude coming-of-age comedy ponders teen sexuality.

Movie NR 2020 92 minutes
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This is a sweet and moving tale, full of the distinctive Irish charm and wit that so often illuminates cinema. The premise is comparable to that of Easy A, and the tone to that of Sex Education, so it doesn't feel in any way unique, but it's been executed in an accomplished manner. Tonally a triumph, it blends the heart with the comedy in a satisfying way.

Although Dating Amber follows a familiar beat, it remains endearingly rather than tedious or repetitive. The two lead performances are simply brilliant, with newcomer Petticrew in particular stealing the show. The sincere, sympathetic character of Eddie is also a real testament to O'Shea, whose previous work includes another Irish hit Normal People.

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