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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(1.4 | 35mm) 90's clothes, jeans and pullovers, and a feel of the comic books world, are the best of the film, and made me stick until the end. (what's the problem with B Affleck, his mouth is always open)
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.
This is one of my all time favorite Kevin Smith films. Affleck is superb in this film that is chocked full of raw emotions and blunt reasoning. Affleck is made to be on his toes by the exceptional supporting cast of the incredible Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Dwight Ewell, and of course the always hilarious Jay and Silent Bob.
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.
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.
Upon rewatch, holds up beautifully. Easily misinterpreted, this is one of the great, early mainstream American movies promoting and celebrating sexual fluidity and empowering one's identity, even in the face of ignorance and old school values. I think it might be Kevin Smith's best film.
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:)