Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.
Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.
A pair of comic book authors named Holden McNeil and Banky Edwards, who live in New Jersey, have been best friends for 20 years. They spend their time working in their studio, and in the evenings they are going out. But their friendship is about to be disputed for the first time in their life, when a beautiful young lesbian woman named Alyssa Jones enters their life and Holden falls in love with her. Now Holden has to deal with Banky's jealousy, and with his new girlfriend's very rich past. Written by
One of the "Bluntman and Chronic" comic books at the end of the movie has an almost identical cover to that of "A Death in the Family", which is a Batman comic. See more »
Hooper-X is asked to sign the little boy's comic book at the record store, and as the boy walks away, the comic book is seen to be an Avengers comic (the advertisement on the back indicates that it is from the early-to-mid '80s). See more »
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I don't know. I love Chow Yun Fat. I just don't see him playing Madman.
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The producers wish to thank ... the Allred family ... Jack Anderson's music ... See more »
"Chasing Amy" is a clever and engaging urban love story that just exudes
with Kevin Smith's gritty humour. The film's examination of sexuality, and
everything involved with it, doesn't for one second sound untrue, even when
it makes sure that everything being pointed out is expressed frankly and
colourfully. It's not everyday we get a story of a heterosexual man falling
in love with a homosexual woman, and although the concept could easily have
resulted in a disaster of a movie, "Chasing Amy" manages to layer
almost flawlessly. There are no predictable pitfalls in this film, and
nothing is wrapped up in a neat little package. We are offered a group of
characters that are likable but flawed, who don't always get, or give, what
we would usually expect. I have to say, I never knew what was going to
happen next, it manages to be consistenly offbeat without being
Ben Affleck and Joey Lauren Adams have incredible chemistry together,
perfectly displaying all the emotional complications a relationship as
eccentric as theirs would have. Jason Lee was also outstanding in his role
of the vaguely jealous best friend. The only thing that bothered me about
this film was there was too much YELLING!! and it was slightly uneven at
times. But generally I liked it a lot, and I'm just thankful that Kevin
Smith is producing such fine work like this, it is truly a refreshing
from Hollywood's formulaic sap.
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