Chasing Amy (1997)

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Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.

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  • Joey Lauren Adams stars as Alyssa Jones
  • Joey Lauren Adams stars as Alyssa Jones
  • Kevin Smith in Chasing Amy (1997)
  • Ben Affleck and Joey Lauren Adams in Chasing Amy (1997)
  • Holden & Banky
  • Ben Affleck stars as Holden McNeil

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16 September 2003 | El Guapo-2
casting couch gone awry again
I thought this was a pretty good film for a first time filmmaker...until I learned it was Kevin Smith's fourth film (three features and a documentary). It continually astonishes me to learn how many of my college "back in the day" friends liked this film. The preoccupation with "lesbians" is something that most men grow out of, say, by the 8th or 9th grade, unless they suffer some sort of arrested development. And what is it with Joey Lauren Adams squeaky voice and the constant use of soft focus with her closeups? I guess there is something to be said for having a relationship with the director. Either the publicity poster for the film was heavily doctored, or Adams went off her Ritalin regimen, but she looks awful in the film. Don't even get me started on Affleck, see my review for "Pearl Harbor". He is a very irritating performer who is clearly in love with the sound of his own voice. The only bright spot in the film is Jason Lee, who I could watch in just about anything, he's one of the brightest new talents to come along in cinema since Johnny Depp had his breakthrough with "Edward Scissorhands".

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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the "Bluntman and Chronic" comic books at the end of the movie has an almost identical cover to that of "A Death in the Family", which is a Batman comic.


Quotes

Comic Book Writer #1: I don't know. I love Chow Yun Fat. I just don't see him playing Madman.


Goofs

The scene with Holden and Alyssa is shot on a two-way street from inside the car, but a one way street when they get out of the car. Also, they are going the wrong way on that street (just before they get back into the car a street sign is visible over the roof of the car).


Crazy Credits

The director would like to thank... GOD - For all that's come before, all that'll come after, and most importantly, for right now. JOEY - For giving me something personal to say. I love you poopie. (First one who laughs gets decked!) SCOTT - Master of the Impossible, ying to my yang, heart of my heart... He's my cherry pie. BEN - Outstanding. Outstanding, this guy. JASON LEE - For kicking it Reynold's style. DWIGHT - Hi Duh-Wight. JAY - My little Mewes. JON GORDON - Why, Why, Why?!? MOM & DAD - I know I've got a PG in me somewhere. JOHN PIERSON - Guru, Czar, friend. DAVE - For the prettiest pictures yet. At bargain basement prices, no less! BOB HAWK - For being there from the start, teaching us what makes a movie great, and always doing the dishes. HARVEY - Who, like a good parent, gives us money, offers endless moral support, and spanks us when we need spanking (okay... everything but the spanking part). MIKE ALLRED - For fulfilling this fanboy's dream. See you in the funny papers. THE CAST AND CREW - Who worked for nothing, yet gave everything. MATT SEITZ - For the one review that made a difference. BRIAN MACKEWICH AND BAM - For the extra mile... and the hundred more that followed.


Alternate Versions

Holden comes to Alyssa's apartment and gets confronted by one of her girlfriends, played by Illeana Douglas;


Soundtracks

My Stomp, My Beat
Written by
Gerard McMahon
Performed by Vicki Sue Robinson
Courtesy of JCM Music Productions

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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