Out This Week: Dating Amber

From writer-director David Freyne, the new romantic coming-of-age comedy-drama Dating Amber is a poignant, honest and funny look at the highs and lows of teenage life, where the only way to fit in is to not be yourself, even if this goes against your very being.


Set-in Ireland during the mid-1990s, Eddie (Handsome Devil star Fionn O’Shea) and Amber (Lola Petticrew) 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 the liberal hub of 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 charming and deeply touching love letter to all those kids who grew up in a small town and who needed to escape in order to be themselves.


Watch the trailer for Dating Amber below and click here to order your copy. The film will be available on DVD starting this week.