Movie Review: Chasing Amy

Chasing Amy
Starring: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Dwight Ewell, and Jason Mewes.
Director: Kevin Smith.
MPAA Rating : R (Guess: Strong language, frank discussions about sex and sexuality, scenes of homosexual kissing).
Plot: Chasing Amy revolves around Holden McNeil (Affleck) and his friend, Banky (Lee) and their struggles to meet their deadline for their comic book Bluntman and Chronic. Along the way, the pair meets Alyssa Jones (Adams) and Holden falls in love with her, not realizing she’s a lesbian. Holden then sets out to win her love, despite the sexuality barrier. This has disastrous consequences, both for them personally and their relationship.
Notes: Easily the most cerebral of Kevin Smith’s films, Chasing Amy embodies what good film making is. Believable characters drive this story, and while the pop culture references are there, they take a back seat to character development and story.
My Rating: The best of the View Askew films. A must see. Five Goons out of Five.

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2 Responses to Movie Review: Chasing Amy

  1. CMrok93 says:

    Like a raw nerve tweaked over and over again by emotions both radiant and revealing, Chasing Amy is as close to a masterpiece as Smith has ever created. It’s also one of my all-time favorites.


    • WonderGoon says:

      It is one of, if not the, best films Kevin Smith has done. I don’t count Cop Out in that group since he only directed it and wasn’t involved in the writing of the film, (that I am aware of).

      Amy touches me deeper than any other Smith film, simply for the fact that I have dated a bisexual woman in the past and many of the same problems, such as her experiences versus mine, were an issue in the relationship. To me, this is all the more reason why Amy is real and relevant to my own life.

      Where Holden and I differ is the point that he wanted Alyssa to himself; for her to change who she was for him. I was fine with my girlfriend having girlfriends on the side. When we did split up, it wasn’t because of the sexuality issue.

      Thanks for stopping by. I’ve added your blog to my blogroll and posted a comment on your review of Chasing Amy. Hope to read more of your reviews.



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