Chasing Amy

Chasing Amy

Chasing Amy

Kevin Smith's 1997 romantic comedy, the third film in his View Askewniverse series. Holden (Ben Affleck) and Banky (Jason Lee) are comic book artists and life-long best buds. Then they meet Alyssa (Joey Lauren Adams), a lesbian comic book artist that Holden falls for...

1997Rating: MA15+114 minsUSA
ComedyRomance

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Chasing Amy / Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

Smith's knowing humor and unruffled style make a good antidote to gender chaos. Music by David Pirner contributes to the film's loose, inviting mood. Read full review

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Salon

Salon

The only romantic comedy in quite a while that acknowledges, even celebrates, the fact that love and sex are emotional anarchy. Read full review

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Variety

Variety

Much of the dialogue is good, and Smith does a decent job of presenting the emotional fallout from every major participant's p.o.v.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A little movie with big truths, a work of such fierce intelligence and emotional honesty that it blows away the competition when it comes to contemporary romantic comedy.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

This could be the setup for an empty-headed sexcom, but Smith is more ambitious and subtle. While the surface of his film sparkles with sharp, ironic dialogue, deeper issues are forming, and "Chasing Amy'' develops into a film of touching insights.

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