“Dating Amber” is a 2020 Irish coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by David Freyne. The movie follows two high school students, Eddie and Amber, who pretend to be in a romantic relationship in order to avoid the bullying and scrutiny they face for being perceived as gay.
As they navigate their fake relationship, Eddie and Amber develop a deep and genuine friendship. They support each other through various challenges, including Eddie's struggles with his sexuality and Amber's troubled family life.
The film explores themes of identity, acceptance, and the difficulties of growing up. It offers a poignant and relatable portrayal of the awkwardness and insecurity that many teenagers experience, as well as the profound impact that friendships can have on our lives.
The cast includes Fionn O'Shea as Eddie, Lola Petticrew as Amber, and Sharon Horgan as Eddie's mother. The movie received positive reviews for its authentic and heartfelt storytelling, as well as its excellent performances. It is a touching and funny film that celebrates the importance of being true to oneself and finding connection with others.
|Directed by||David Freyne|
|Produced by||Rachael O'Kane John Keville|
|Starring||Fionn O'Shea Lola Petticrew Sharon Horgan Barry Ward|
|Screen Ireland Atomic 80 Productions Wrong Men|
|Release date||4 June 2020|