• Chasing Amy (1997)

Chasing Amy

Release Date: April 4th, 1997

DVD Release Date: June 13th, 2000

R |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

Holden and Banky are best friends and authors of a popular comic book. Holden falls in love with Alyssa, who happens to be a lesbian. Holden's relationship with Alyssa strains his life-long friendship with Banky, and soon the relationship between Holden and Alyssa has problems when he cannot deal with her past.

Cast: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Dwight Ewell, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Ethan Suplee, Scott Mosier

Director: Kevin Smith

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: View Askew Productions

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Best friend , Friendship , Rivalry , Amusing , 1990s , Engaging , Love , Love interest ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Touching, funny, sweet, and most important of all, real -- a welcome breath of fresh air. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    While the surface of his film sparkles with sharp, ironic dialogue, deeper issues are forming, and Chasing Amy develops into a film of touching insights. show more

  • 88
    Mark CaroChicago Tribune

    This small-scale, low-budget movie is defined by an honest searching quality.

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy