Chasing Amy

Chasing Amy

Kevin Smith (2) (1996)

108min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Writer/director Kevin Smith made his debut with the hip, funny Clerks, then stumbled with the self-indulgent Mallrats. But he came up trumps again with this cool, hilarious and sexy romantic comedy. Ben Affleck plays New Jersey comic-book writer Holden, who falls for pal Alyssa (Joey Lauren Adams), despite the fact that she's a lesbian. In addition to the chemistry between the two leads, it has an insightful and even heartbreaking script from Smith, hilarious support from Jason Lee as Affleck's sceptical pal, plus Jason Mewes and the director himself returning as regular characters Jay and Silent Bob. (Fans of Smith's films will be delighted to learn that Bob actually speaks here, and in so doing utters some of the most poignant words of the film.) Watch out, too, for a brief appearance from Matt Damon.

Summary

A comic-book writer is dismayed to learn that the beautiful stranger whom he has fallen in love with is a lesbian. The pair soon become close friends, regardless - but a lingering attraction creates tension, while his best friend feels threatened by her. Romantic comedy drama from Clerks director Kevin Smith, starring Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Dwight Ewell and Jason Lee.

Cast & Crew

Holden Ben Affleck
Alyssa Joey Lauren Adams
Banky Jason Lee
Hooper Dwight Ewell
Jay Jason Mewes
Fan Ethan Suplee
Collector Scott Mosier
Little kid Casey Affleck
Singer Guinevere Turner
Executive Brian O'Halloran
Executive Matt Damon
Silent Bob Kevin Smith (2)
Director Kevin Smith (2)
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: MetrodomeGuidance: Contains swearing, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama Comedy