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Dating Amber (2020)



Critic Consensus: Dating Amber colors outside the rom-com lines to tell a sweetly poignant story about friendship and self-acceptance.

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Dating Amber is a poignant yet hilarious look at the highs and lows of teenage life where the only way to fit in is to not be yourself. Set in Ireland during the mid-90's, two closeted teenagers, Eddie and Amber, decide to stage a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. Eddie is keen to follow his Dad into the military, while Amber dreams of moving to liberal London. However, their 'ideal' arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing Eddie deeper into denial as Amber realizes that a perilous future awaits her best friend unless she intervenes. Dating Amber is a love letter to all those kids who grew up in a small town and who needed to escape in order to be themselves.

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Tara Flynn
as Reporter
Andrew Bennett
as Captain Rory
Tara Flynn
as Reporter
Karl Rice
as Caravan Boy #1
Shauna Higgins
as Caravan Girl #1
Andrew Bennett
as Captain Rory
Karl Rice
as Caravan Boy #1
Shauna Higgins
as Caravan Girl #1
Hannah O'Reilly
as Caravan Girl #2
Corey Millar
as Raver (uncredited)
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All Critics (52) | Top Critics (11)

An adorable look at friendship between two queer kids.

November 21, 2020 | Full Review…

I like this a lot. It's really sweet.

November 20, 2020 | Rating: 7.4/10 | Full Review…

Not all of the ancillary characters and their stories are fully developed in the film's quick 92 minutes, but "Dating Amber" convincingly channels the angst and awkwardness that can be a part of teenagers' struggles with their identity.

November 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Freyne's feature is a major LGBTQ find, a crowd-pleaser that doesn't compromise.

November 11, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The film rather seamlessly strips itself of its hyperbolic affectations to reveal a heartbreaking story of emancipation through friendship.

October 19, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Finally, Freyne has given us a romantic comedy in which the gay best friends are the leads, and it's all the richer for it.

June 18, 2020 | Full Review…
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