Chasing Amy Reviews
October 26, 2014
i really don't know what to think about this, but I'm glad they didn't end up together in the end.
March 8, 2014
I heard great things about this movie and whilst I didnt think it lived up to the Clerks I&II, Mallrats and Dogma hype however it shows Kevin Smiths willingness to adapt and where this is less on the comedy and a bit more on the story it most definately succeeded. Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck) a New Jersey comic book writer who is roommates with his best friend and professional partner artist Banky Edwards (Jason Lee). Their hit comic book series "Bluntman and Chronic" is loosely patterned after a pair of acquaintances, Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) and into Holden's life comes Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams) a lesbian and fellow comic book creator who quickly becomes a close friend although Holden is powerfully attracted to her. Eventually, Alyssa realizes that she is attracted to Holden as well and they begin a physical relationship, much to the consternation of Banky whose ire over losing his best friend to a lesbian seems to border on romantic jealousy after he learns something about Alyssa's sexual past, however Holden's immature response to his new knowledge destroys both his romance with Alyssa and his friendship with Banky. Definately one to see to show the maturity in Kevin Smiths filmmaking and how much fun these characters are
September 19, 2014
This movie, combined with Kevin Smith's humor, puts forward a feeling we can all relate to: The one who got away, and why they got away.
If you can stomach some sick jokes and sexual conversations, this movie will appeal to you.
August 14, 2014
Good examination of gender roles, but the humor wasn't quite there for me.
February 12, 2010
(First viewing - Summer 2001)
July 4, 2007
My favorit Kevin Smith movie. And I love Kevin Smith movies!
August 12, 2014
Another great film from Kevin Smith.
August 6, 2014
Chasing Amy is one of the most intelligent and poignant comedies on sex ever made. What it lacks in independent charm and nostalgia from Clerks, Chasing Amy from director Kevin Smith is a better written and more mature work of comedy. The dialogue is funny and natural, and the acting is done well enough to accompany the terrific writing. As many laugh out loud moments this has had, also it touched me about human relationships and people. Interesting monologue by silent bob at the heart of the movie, i felt a throwback to the last picture show, and Sam the Lion's speech while fishing. Highly Recommended
July 10, 2014
After a pair of films about hipster slackers, the work of writer-director Kevin Smith matured and gained critical respect with this low budget, independent comedy-drama about love, sex and the fine line between the two. Ben Affleck stars as Holden McNeil, a New Jersey comic book writer who is roommates with his best friend and professional partner, artist Banky Edwards (Jason Lee). Their hit comic book series, "Bluntman and Chronic," is loosely patterned after a pair of acquaintances, Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (played by Smith), two characters already familiar as supporting players in several Smith films. Into Holden's life comes Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams), a lesbian and fellow comic book creator who quickly becomes a close friend, although Holden is powerfully attracted to her. Eventually, Alyssa realizes that she is attracted to Holden as well and they begin a physical relationship, much to the consternation of Banky, whose ire over losing his best friend to a lesbian seems to border on romantic jealousy. After he learns something about Alyssa's sexual past, however, Holden's immature response to his new knowledge destroys both his romance with Alyssa and his friendship with Banky. Chasing Amy (1997) was the third film in what Smith referred to as his "New Jersey series," films set at least partly in the Garden State and featuring the Jay and Silent Bob characters.
July 6, 2014
Ben Affleck, no, why, you had it
December 8, 2007
I saw it I was like 11...so I need a refresher.
June 23, 2014
one of kevin smith's best efforts-so far.
June 21, 2014
It's one of the more unconventional romantic comedies, if you can even call it that, that is extremely well written and crass enough with just the right touch of drama that it is categorized as its own separate brand of love story that only Kevin Smith could concoct. It makes several statements about the boundaries of a relationship between two people of the opposite sex and their opposing sexual preferences, while also tackling homophobia and sexual experimentation and curiosity, which seemed ahead of its time during its release. The performances are all-around great, with Ben Affleck coming off as an emotionally conflicted, flawed individual whose actions could definitely be considered foolish and don't always come off as sympathetic to the audience, but rather pathetic. It's one of his better earlier performances. And Joey Lauren Adams is near perfect as well. There are also clever references to Smith's first two films, which gives the universe these characters inhabit more depth. It is definitely one of Kevin Smith's best films.
June 19, 2014
I had no idea how it was coming together in terms of what it was saying about sexuality till the very end, but they were full of turns and changes, but was still cohesive.
June 4, 2014
To all View Askewniverse fans out there who find themselves constantly defending the merits of Kevin Smith's filmmaking career, "Chasing Amy" will be your proof that he's got a lot more than just dick jokes and comic book references up his sleeves.
June 2, 2014
Kevin Smith's most fully realized film.
May 30, 2014
Confusing, frustrating, honest, hilarious, raw, brilliant. "Chasing Amy" isn't a romantic comedy, or a drama, or some hybrid of the two; it's simply an exploration -- genuine and funny in the natural way that the events would play out if it were to happen to you or me.
May 24, 2014
Not being a fan of rom-coms, I din't expect that i would like this movie very much. But, it surprised me and turned out to be quite good.
May 19, 2014
Periodically funny and very predictable , Chasing Amy does explore some mature theme, but does so with limited success. Kevin Smith's script is very unintelligent even in its exploration of tough themes, but you have to give it credit for trying. Not terrible, but probably one you can pass on.