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  • Summary: Lifelong best friends Holden (Affleck) and Banky (Lee) are enjoying success as the creators of the cult hit comic book "Bluntman and Chronic." When they meet fellow comic book artist Alyssa (Adams), Holden's desire for the beautiful charmer is immediate. Alyssa, however, has set herLifelong best friends Holden (Affleck) and Banky (Lee) are enjoying success as the creators of the cult hit comic book "Bluntman and Chronic." When they meet fellow comic book artist Alyssa (Adams), Holden's desire for the beautiful charmer is immediate. Alyssa, however, has set her romantic sights elsewhere. (Miramax Films) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. 100
    A little movie with big truths, a work of such fierce intelligence and emotional honesty that it blows away the competition when it comes to contemporary romantic comedy.
  2. 88
    Touching, funny, sweet, and most important of all, real -- a welcome breath of fresh air.
  3. The hit-and-run outlandishness of "Clerks" was a stunt. With Chasing Amy, Smith has made his first real movie.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    70
    The film is about how much you're willing to give up for love--a tune that has been played many times before, but never with quite this much slacker brio.
  5. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    70
    What Smith does best in Chasing Amy is write clever, raunchy and emotionally true-to-life dialogue.
  6. 70
    The only romantic comedy in quite a while that acknowledges, even celebrates, the fact that love and sex are emotional anarchy.
  7. Reviewed by: Eric Brace
    0
    Can a script exploring some truly deep questions about human sexuality and emotions be any shoddier and wooden?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. BubbaF.
    Jan 15, 2007
    10
    WOW! One of the best movies I have ever seen. Joey Lauren Adams is phenomenal. Her talent is immensely under utilized, supposedly because of WOW! One of the best movies I have ever seen. Joey Lauren Adams is phenomenal. Her talent is immensely under utilized, supposedly because of her voice. Personally I find her voice intoxicating. Keep up the good work Smith. Expand
  2. Sep 15, 2013
    8
    I really liked this movie as it really did try to be something different (at least at the time it came out.)

    The acting is average. the
    I really liked this movie as it really did try to be something different (at least at the time it came out.)

    The acting is average. the tone is a bit bland and pacing is really slow.

    But, problems aside, like most of Smith's movie, this movie had really thought provoking writing. This movie really did make me look at the concept of homosexuality in a completely different light. Of course allot of the information is nothing new for many but for me it changed my perspective.

    Overall:
    It isn't the best movie in the world, but it did make a lasting impression and for that I score it higher than it deserves.
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  3. Feb 8, 2012
    8
    Woah, first off let me say see this movie right now. I had seen clerks and dogma and jay and silent bob strike back forever ago, I knew aboutWoah, first off let me say see this movie right now. I had seen clerks and dogma and jay and silent bob strike back forever ago, I knew about chasing amy i just never watched it. I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's kevin smith's best movie. There are some really, almost corny, dramatic scenes but in that situation people would act pretty emotional so i have no problem with it. But this movie is laugh out loud hilarious, I think kevin smith's best writing. Collapse
  4. Apr 23, 2015
    8
    Chasing Amy is far more romantic than Kevin Smith's other films. It still has the humour that his other movies have but the movie is more aChasing Amy is far more romantic than Kevin Smith's other films. It still has the humour that his other movies have but the movie is more a love story than anything else. I love the cast, this is one of my favorite Ben Affleck movies, this came out just before Good Will Hunting made him a star. Jason Lee is also great as he has always been one of my favorite comedy actors but really its Joey Lauren Adams who delivers what could be the best performance of her career. Chasing Amy is excellent writing and directing by Kevin Smith on display once again. It deals with lots of dialogue about sexual stereotypes and its a film that deals with one of the most weird but possible dilemmas in finding that special someone. The film is just as fresh now as ever. Expand
  5. Jan 12, 2013
    7
    As a production, it was ok; I did feel it didn
  6. Sep 7, 2011
    5
    Chasing Amy is funny, but not hilarious. The story is decent. The ending is less than adequate. Joey Lauren Adams is a very annoyingChasing Amy is funny, but not hilarious. The story is decent. The ending is less than adequate. Joey Lauren Adams is a very annoying actresses, especially when she's yelling, which she does for at least a third of her lines. If they had cast somebody else in her role, the movie would've been much better. Expand
  7. DaveH.
    Nov 29, 2006
    4
    Good concept, poor execution. The script is sophomoric, Affleck and Lee are dull, the direction is amateurish. That critics could universally Good concept, poor execution. The script is sophomoric, Affleck and Lee are dull, the direction is amateurish. That critics could universally pan funnier and more thought-provoking films on human sexuality and relationships such as Storytelling while lavishing Chasing Amy with such reviews as that of Richard Schickel is a testament to their smug conceit. Expand

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