Chasing Amy (1997)
USA / English
"It's not who you love. It's how. "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.
Try and catch it!
Miles away from his usual low level comedy, in Chasing Amy, Kevin Smith
manages to deliver a great rom-com with some serious undertones.
There are the standard Smith jokes throughout the film, but this time
they take a backseat to the touching tale of Holden and Alyssa. I don't
know quite how he did it, but Chasing Amy feels real and unpredictable.
It's not some glossy Hugh Grant/Julia Roberts production, instead it's
filled with characters that feel more like real people, which is a nice
The film manages to be both moving and funny, and the cast do their
best work to date (Affleck and Adams at the hockey game must rank as
one of my favourite scenes of all time). This may not be Smith's best
known film, but it's definitely his best. [8/10]
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