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Chasing Amy (1997) Movie Information

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Chasing Amy (1997)
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Overall Rank:

2535

Avg. Rating:

2.73/4

# of Ratings:

217

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

04/04/1997

Director:

Kevin Smith

Actors:

Ben Affleck
Jason Lee
Joey Lauren Adams
Dwight Ewell
Scott Mosier
Ethan Suplee

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Two comic book artists/roomates are having a great life, until one of them falls for a fellow artist who happens to be a lesbian.

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mitchellyoung 02/10/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

I think this is one of Kevin Smith's best films. In sharp Kevin Smith writing fashion, it dissects relationships, sexuality, and love with wit and insight and reaches deeper thematic material than Smith's past, cruder films. Ben Affleck is fantastic here, putting in a subtle and nuanced comedic performance and the film exceeds expectation.

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Armando Sanchez 01/24/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

the best kevin smtih film ever.the film is pure genuis that mind blows you with caracters and dialogue.Ben Afflek and Jason Lee are great together.

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Snoogans 05/28/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

Probably Smith's deepest film, emotionally. I was surprised by this level of depth. I could see this situation playing out somewhat similar in real life. I liked the relationship almost as much as the sexual dialogue, which was funny and insightful. It's the "black sheep" of the View Askewniverse films, but in this case that's a good thing.

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  Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
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01/24/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Chasing Amy review

Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck) and Banky Edwards (Jason Lee) are comic book artists. Holden meets Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams) at a comic-con. Holden meets Jay and Silent Bob (Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith) for lunch and gives advices. First laughable scene was when Alyssa kisses her partner and Banky claps. A few memorable lines: Holden – “It's not who you love, it's how.” Banky – “Variety's the spice of life.” Hooper – “You got cracker farm boy Luke Skywalker, Nazi poster boy, blond hair, blue eyes. And then you got Darth Vader, the blackest brother in the galaxy, Nubian god!” The only abysmal aspects this reviewer had were the Alyssa and Holden conversations, as if she was whispering when talking and the overlong conversations which slows the film. Chasing Amy had its good parts ...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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  Yojimbo
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01/20/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Chasing Amy" by Yojimbo

Two comic book obsessed twenty somethings find their friendship threatened when one of them falls for a lesbian. The first hour of Chasing Amy is a typical example of Kevin Smith's take on relationships, pop culture and dick jokes, but it's done in a rather more mature and better observed way that his previous films (particularly the appalling Mallrats). Affleck and Lee's friendship seems believable enough to be genuine and there are are fair few genuinely funny moments, usually provided by Dwight Ewell's amusing gay black activist. Unfortunately, once the romance begins in earnest, Smith starts trying to be "profound" and it turns into a contrived photo love story with lots of whining, shouting and tedious soul searching. It's a fair attempt at making a chick flick that nerdy guys can re...

Rating of
2/4 

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  Def Man
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04/09/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Kevin Smith's Underlooked Gem

This is probably Kevin Smith's most underlooked gem. "Clerks" was remembered for the raunch. "Mallrats" for it's box office failure, "Dogma" for it's religious pathos, and "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" for it's slapstick. But this one doesn't receive the credit it deserves as the best film from the Askewniverse that is not "Clerks".
The story is simple. It's about a comic book artist who falls in love with a lesbian and convinces her to go straight. The rest of the movie is tied together with social commentary and the predecessor to the "bromance" genre with Jason Lee trying to win back Ben Affleck from Joey Lauren Adams.
The movie is a classic example of pure brilliance when you can blend pop culture references with real life situations (take for example the questioning of the sexu...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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