Parents' Guide to

My Amanda

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Best friends consider a relationship; language.

Movie NR 2021 89 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Surprisingly beautiful

Feel good. Unusual. Strong chemistry between the actors. I-want-a-Fuffy-in-my-life kinda movie.

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Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

The characters and actors are winning enough to make this tearjerker work. While the film is moving, My Amanda could've been a better film had it opened the curtain on all the real drama, events that happen offscreen and are described later. While lead actor Allesandra de Rossi does a great job playing the ebullient Amanda (nicknamed Fream), and capably directs the film, her script makes amateur errors. Couples break up offscreen, and we don't know how or why. An ex turns out to be a bad guy, but we never see his badness in action. Everything we know about him comes in the form of an after-the-fact description. We are told that there's something wrong with TJ (Fuffy). The proof? Offscreen, he can't keep a girlfriend. Yet onscreen, he seems perfect, a flawless, gentle man, loyal, kind, caring, funny, and compassionate. As narrator, he tells us how surprised he is to change into a better person, but we've never seen the qualities that would make him want to change. Piolo Pascual is a charismatic actor with a Brad Pitt tenderness and strength. His relaxed give and take with de Rossi makes the film.

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