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The Amateurs (2005)

The Moguls (original title)
R | | Comedy | 28 April 2006 (UK)
Citizens of a small town, under the influence of a man in the midst of a mid-life crisis, come together to make an adult film.

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Andy Sargentee is a decent guy and the town's favorite failure: an unemployable dreamer whose ex's husband's wealth intimidates Andy to such an extent he does little with his teen son. Andy's new idea is for Butterface Fields to be the first town to band together to make the first full-length feature amateur adult film. He recruits five regulars at Floyd's Bar to contribute $2000 each. They get the kid at the video store, whose camcorder is constantly on, to be the cinematographer. The pal they all call "Some Idiot" volunteers to be writer-director. Otis becomes producer. Now, can they find actors, and especially, women? Can a pornography project give Andy self-respect? Written by <[email protected]>

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small town | loser | sex | wealth | friend | See All (106) »

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Not your average adult movie. See more »

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Comedy

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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$10,149 (USA) (9 December 2007)

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$15,090 (USA) (16 December 2007)
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Andy Sargentee: [commenting on the screenplay for the porn] And then here, this is my favourite, 99: "Interior office day; Boris gives it to Bianka in the butt, as she defuses the bomb."
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During the beginning of the real end credits you can see a piece of film of our gang fishing. At the end of the names, the film starts to burn. The rest of the credits follow on a black screen. See more »

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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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A Good Man
Written by John Hawkes
Performed by King Straggler
Courtesy of Authentica Records
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Just saw this at the Delray Beach Film Festival...
15 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, so I have to say, any movie about porn, well, conjures up the idea that you're going to have nudity all over the place. Yet somehow this film about porn has next to none of it, and that's a good thing. In the place of bare asses, it has some great performances and funny sequences. Notably Jeff Bridges' character channels a Dude-like vibe while still feeling fresh and different. Joey Pants is bizarre and at the same time likable in his role whose name you just need to watch to see and laugh at. Finally Ted Danson is so completely cast against everything I have seen him in previously and it works. It's a sad state of affairs in Hollywood when you see a preview for a film like this and cringe, knowingly the almost inevitable result would be a lame script with called-in performances. Thankfully, the result is an unexpectedly good natured romp…about porn. I hope this film gets the attention and wide release it deserves.


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