CHASING AMY (18)
D: Kevin Smith
Miramax/View Askew (Scott Mosier)
USA 🇺🇸 1997
W: Kevin Smith
DP: David Klein
Ed: Kevin Smith & Scott Mosier
Mus: David Pirner
PD: Robert Holtzman
Ben Affleck (Holden
McNeil), Joey Lauren Adams (Alyssa Jones), Jason Lee (Banky Edwards), Dwight Ewell (Hooper X), Jason Mewes (Jay), Kevin Smith (Silent
Kevin Smith's most mature and personal work
featuring a surprisingly good performance from Ben Affleck as a comic book artist who falls in love with a female author. The catch? She's a lesbian.
Their friendship eventually evolves into a
relationship until he becomes jealous about her sexual history, manipulated even more by his colleague and flatmate Banky, who has his own reasons for his disapproval of their
Chasing Amy is a refreshing way to look at the
pitfalls of love, sex, relationships and licentious behaviour with an important moral delivered by none other than 'Silent' Bob (it's a running joke in Kevin Smith's movies that the
one who speaks least speaks wisest).
Many may be disappointed by the unconventional
end, but they cannot deny the film's raw power and frank perception on matters of love.