Chasing Amy

Film

 

Time Out says

Banky (Lee) and Holden (Affleck) are beginning to make a name for themselves as creators of the cult comic book 'Bluntman & Chronic', but their partnership is threatened when Holden falls for fellow artist Alyssa (Adams). For one thing, Banky - whose attitude to women is at best neanderthal, at worst blatantly misogynist - is jealously proprietorial about his buddy; for another, Alyssa already has a girlfriend. Though Smith's directing talent remains rudimentary, as a writer he's progressed from the basic schtick-and-gags routine of Clerks, his gleefully un-PC debut. Again, there's plenty of profanity, but the film scores in its exploration of the social and psychological implications of Alyssa's increasingly tender feelings for Holden. The script moves beyond Smith's customary cataloguing of male adolescent ignorance and idiocy to offer sharp insights into the romanticism and pragmatism, pride and double standards that define the tangled threesome.
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Release details

UK release:

1996

Duration:

113 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Kevin Smith

Cast:

Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Dwight Ewell, Jason Lee, Joey Lauren Adams, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

Music:

David Pirner

Production Designer:

Robert Holtzman

Editor:

Scott Mosier, Kevin Smith

Cinematography:

David Klein

Screenwriter:

Kevin Smith

Producer:

Scott Mosier

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