The third installment in the “New Jersey Trilogy” from award-winning writer-director Kevin Smith, Chasing Amy follows comic-book artist Holden as he falls in love with fellow artist Alyssa, only to be thwarted by her sexuality, the disdain of his best friend Banky, and misgivings about himself.
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One day I am going to have to be true to myself and lower you to a four. I'm not sure when or how this will come about and this may be hard to admit right now, but you know this will be good for the both of us.
I remember how the critics went nuts for this and Dogma, as if he was a great director and writer. He believed the hype, and so his inevitable downfall was much worse than it should have been. It's just an average to below-average independent movie. Nothing deep here. Just your average male fantasy about seducing a lesbian.
I have an inkling people dislike this movie because they feel like it's pandering to the "all lesbians need is a dick" ethos, but I think it's more about the fluidity of human sexuality and the complexities of loving others, both romantically and platonically. Basically, it's exploring pansexuality in, for me, a pretty honest and real way.
The film is interesting, the story a little bit too much NYC zone NYC only and the actors are good even Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams and Jason Lee. But, after Terry Jones's The Life of Brian, it was the second movie unworthy to appear in the Criterion collection.
Smith's ode to comic books is a wonderful little movie about love and love lost. I'm not the biggest view askew fan, but this film is excellent. Even jay and silent bob's cameo is perfect. Just sit back and enjoy about two hours of great dialoque:) A fun film:)
Wow, I've never seen Mubi users be so ruthlessly snobby and judgmental. So many commenters are ignoring the fact that sexuality is a spectrum and is sometimes a result of experience. Not everything is cut and dry, gay and straight, black and white. This is a beautiful film about the grey areas in life that, for as much as we'd like to, we might never conquer or understand. Get off your high horses, people.
I hate this film!! If Amy was introduced as a Bisexual character than that might have made more sense but she's not, this is just one long male fantasy about turning the Gay girl. I'm not saying it's a homophobic film ( Kevin Smith is anything but) just stupidly misguided.