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3.2
3,277 Ratings

Chasing Amy

Directed by Kevin Smith
United States, 1997
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Synopsis

The third installment in the “New Jersey Trilogy” from award-winning writer-director Kevin Smith, Chasing Amy follows comic-book artist Holden as he falls in love with fellow artist Alyssa, only to be thwarted by her sexuality, the disdain of his best friend Banky, and misgivings about himself.

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Chasing Amy Directed by Kevin Smith

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

1998 | 2 wins including: Best Supporting Male

1998 | Nominee: Best Feature

Critics reviews

Still Smith’s best film, but that’s saying even less than I remembered. What’s maddening is the way he completely torpedoes a superb premise that he’d actually been handling with surprising candor and sensitivity, right up to the head-smacking moment when Alyssa justifiably goes apeshit in response to Holden’s declaration of love only to suddenly start macking on him, and then subsequently reveal that all those years of sleeping with women were really just her effort at being inclusive.
March 11, 2012
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