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
During the argument between Alyssa and Holden outside of the hockey game, Alyssa mentions that she left her prom early to have sex with her date and Gwen Turner. Joey Lauren Adams played Gwen Turner in Mallrats (1995). See more »
When Holden and Alyssa are driving back with art work the speedometer does not move. See more »
Comic Book Writer #1:
I don't know. I love Chow Yun Fat. I just don't see him playing Madman.
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Jay and Silent Bob will return in "Dogma" ... (promise). See more »
In the skee-ball scene, Alyssa tells Holden that Banky is a passive-aggressive gay basher, partially for what he said in the EA Hockey scene; See more »
Written by 'Mary DeTravis'
Performed by Coal
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
(Played after Holden and Alyssa fight outside of the ice rink) See more »
To me a film can have no action and no real special effects and still be great. If that film can take it's characters and make them interesting by making them speak the way we know people do, then you are left with a fantastic film. So is the case with Kevin Smith's wonderful film Chasing Amy.
For anyone who thought that Ben Affleck couldn't act, watch this movie and enjoy how he plays Holden. He is honest in his approach to a character that is as complex as any great movie character. Also cast perfectly is Joey Lauren Adams as his girlfriend and Jason Lee is so good as Banky, his best friend and business partner that I really could have seen him with an Oscar nod that year.
Kevin Smith's strength is that he knows how people talk and he is honest in his assessment of his characters. And that is what makes this film the gem that it is. And did I mention that it is a wonderful romance and it is wickedly funny?
If all you've ever seen of Kevin Smith is Clerks, then check out this awesome flick. It certainly makes you appreciate how good Smith is at writing characters. A really great film.
Note**** If anyone is a true fan of Jaws ( and I, like Smith think it is the greatest movie ever made ) then watch for the scene in Jaws where Hooper and Quint compare wounds to be parodied hilariously in this film.
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