No really, she’s his niece. 

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? 

Director: Peter Tolan
Writer: Peter Tolan
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Brittany Snow, Maura Tierney

IMDb betyg: 5.6
Original title Finding Amanda
Production country USA
Language English
Subtitle DanskaNorskaSvenska
Recommended age 15
Runtime 96 min
Color Color
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
IMDb link tt0889134

 

Nominated: Prism Award

By keeping the tone light, the players human (Steve Coogan has a nice turn as a greasy casino host), and never, ever romanticizing the addict, Finding Amanda comes by its heartbreak honestly.

, Village Voice