Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Chasing Amy

1997 American Feature

Cast: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Dwight Ewell, Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith
Writer/Director: Kevin Smith

Lifelong best friends and comic book creators Holden and Banky find their relationship strained when Holden falls in love with Alyssa, a free spirited lesbian.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 90% / Audience: 80%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 71% / Audience: 7.7%
  • OMG rating: 6/10

  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Book: Available


  • Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress - Comedy/Musical (Adams).
  • Independent Spirit Awards for Best Supporting Male (Lee) and Screenplay; also nominated for Best Feature.
  • National Board of Review Special Recognition Award.

  • Writer/director Kevin Smith based his screenplay on his experiences with his then-girlfriend Joey Lauren Adams.
  • Casting Call: Drew Barrymore, David Schwimmer and Jon Stewart.
  • This is the third film in Kevin Smith's intricately interconnected "View Askewniverse" series (following Clerks and Mallrats and followed by Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks II). The movies are all linked by characters, themes and events and each contains numerous references to the others.
  • The screenplay of Chasing Amy was adapted into a half-novel/half-manga (comic book) in Japan. It graphically illustrated the characters' sexual histories (which are just mentioned in the dialogue in the film) in sexually explicit artwork. 
  • Chasing Amy was released on DVD and Blu-ray as part of The Criterion Collection in 2011.

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