over 3 years
Less about the woman's bisexuality and more about the dude's issues with it.
almost 5 years
Intriguing story about human sexuality with the usual witty lines from a Smith film.
over 6 years
A brilliant look at society and sexuality.
almost 7 years
Interesting look at gender roles- Afflecks eventual conclusion though concise is baffling!
Huge Kevin Smith Fan but not one of my top faves of the Jay/Silent Bob movies.
Such good comedy, and a young Affleck! Not as good as Mallrats but still pretty funny.
Kevin Smith takes a swing at brilliant and connects. Wish he had more of these in him.
over 7 years
So brilliant. Funny, well-written and well-acted.
Chasing Amy is a 1997 romantic comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. The central tension revolves around sexuality, sexual history, and evolving friendships. It is the third film in Smith's View Askewniverse series.
The film contains explicit sexual dialogue, and was originally inspired by a brief scene from an early movie by a friend of Smith's. In Guinevere Turner's Go Fish, one of the lesbian characters imagines her friends passing judgment on her for "selling out" by sleeping with a man. Kevin Smith was dating star Joey Lauren Adams at the time he was writing the script, which was also partly inspired by her.
The film won two awards at the 1998 Independent Spirit Awards (Best Screenplay for Smith and Best Supporting Actor for Jason Lee).
Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck) and Banky Edwards (Jason Lee) are comic book artists and lifelong friends. Holden is the calmer, more reasonable of the duo; Banky, meanwhile, is the caustic and short-tempered half. Everything is going well...