Amy George

2011

Drama

132
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 116

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95 min
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Reviewed by alexaginian 9 / 10 / 10

The awkwardness of late childhood without the polish or glamor.

There is something undeniably authentic about Amy George. Considering how well-worn the traditional "coming of age" tale is, and the great expanse of modern indie takes on the theme, perhaps the film's sincerity is it's most remarkable feat. You might not believe every word a character says or every event that happens, but you do believe that this is what adolescence feels like. Amy George strips away the Michael Cera/Jesse Eisenberg glamorization of awkward and instead reminds us of how it actually felt to go to a middle school dance. There is an undeniable gulf between the film's visuals and its writing; while the cinematography is approached with a mature artistry the dialogue is clunky at times and the story's structure prefers to linger rather than maintain a steady pace. Interestingly, the dissonance does not feel out of sync with the heart of the film. Jesse, the teen-aged protagonist, would seem completely out of place delivering the well-polished lines of Amy George's Hollywood-friendly equivalent. As every shot of the film displays, Jesse's Toronto is a beautiful place, but at thirteen-years-old he doesn't quite know how to express himself, let alone the beauty around him. Any of the film's flaws are easily forgivable due to how delicately connected they are to Amy George's greatest and most satisfying merits. After all, being a teenager never really felt like Juno or an episode of Glee. We said stupid things, thought we understood more than we did, and for the most part struggled through the moody atmosphere. The power of Amy George is the ability to earnestly look back at that time in our lives without the taint of nostalgia and remember, or perhaps learn for the first time, the lessons those years bring.

Reviewed by apycior 6 / 10 / 10

A beautifully (and at times painfully) honest portrayal of teenage confusion.

I had the good fortune of seeing Amy George at the Brooklyn Film Festival. The film somehow manages to be both an accurate portrayal of Toronto (a city I've had the good fortune to spend time exploring) and teen-hood (a phase of life I had the mixed fortune of experiencing). It's a beautifully shot film that (unlike many teen-focused films) resists going over the top, relying on the strong performances of their teen leads and strong script. Overall, Amy George both stayed true to my memories of my time as a teenager, while reminding me of how complicated, difficult and touching that phase of life can be. I was surprised to find a film that achieve both of those goals and recommend Amy George highly.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 6 / 10 / 10

skip the second

13 year old Jesse is excited when his mother buys him an old camera. He is growing obsessed with sex. He reads in a book about being a true artist. He spies on his beautiful older neighbor girl Amy George. Then she ends up staying with his family. This is a striped down indie. It is slow but it is engaging. The movie does need to start with his obsession with Amy sooner. Instead, the movie starts with two other girls. Maybe, the second girl should be cut out of the movie. The first scene is good shock and awe. Quite frankly, the first girl is given little screen time and serves well as the explosive first gut punch. After that, it should be all Amy George and nobody else. As for the slow quiet style, it's an artistic choice. Some people will get bored but I survived it. The more disquieting aspect is the subject matter. There are some very dangerous material being handled with kid gloves. It's compelling and also very disturbing in its matter of fact way.

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