This was OK, although it seemed like it was fighting against itself thematically. My cousin accidentally watched this with her mom and dad, who are not fans of this kind of movie. It would have been great to be there. On the other hand, I watched Autofocus with my mom. That was awkward. I should have more sympathy for my cousin.
A romantic comedy where even "the sexiest male alive", Ben Affleck, doesn't stand a chance since the girl is gay.This makes it one of the better romantic comedies out there and it has great comic book and film references for the geek in us, but the Silent Bob and Jason routine is annoying in all the films I have seen from Kevin Smith and the film would have been better without them.
Just when you think that Smith's world (View Askewniverse) might become just another franchise, you get serious, honest chat about, well, pansexuality, and with no real safe net: in any other Hollywood comedy where the hetero male lead is proposing to his best male mate to have sex, the scene would end with a "relax, just joking" punchline and a final Springbreak scene. Great opening credits sequence too.
While people usually point to Clerks as proof for the statement "hey, Smith's movies weren't always garbage", I think Chasing Amy is just as deserving of that honor. The down-to-earth characters and dialogue makes it fun to watch, but it also manages to tackle themes of love and sexuality in a thoughtful way.
Trama interessante e ben sviluppata. Sono ben trattati molti temi attuali relativi alla sessualità e ai rapporti sociali. Holden è ben strutturato e la sua presa di coscienza non è banale né conciliatoria. Bellissima l'ironia sempre presente. Personaggi con uno spessore invidiabile. La regia ritma benissimo la vicenda e riesce a portarla avanti magistralmente. Bei montaggi alternati e messa in scena curata e mai cupa
great color palette; the movie's interiors and framed-in, stylized boxy shots (holden and banky's apartment especially) were straight out of the comics they drew. the story was a bit saccharine and silly, really not on par with clerks in the least. i like that this story is in its same universe, gives the characters context. s/o to red bank, nj -- i grew up like five minutes away from there.