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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Smith's best film to date?
Of Kevin Smith's four films - Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma - this is arguably the best, though it should perhaps be pointed out that this isn't a truly great film: I suspect that his masterpiece is yet to come.If Clerks was a little too primitive, Mallrats was too predictable, and Dogma was overwrought, then Chasing Amy sees Kevin Smith playing to his...
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3.0 out of 5 stars "..GREAT SMITH ROMANTIC COMEDY.."
Smith wanted to handle a romantic type movie after mallrats as he said in an interview, so he went for chasing Amy and it works really well, not your conventional rom com though it has the Smith touch of course with an amazing cast, witty dialogue and a lesbian theme story, this is not his best movie but is still great fun and worth checking out, the Blu-ray version is...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Smith's best film to date?, 3 Mar 2000
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Of Kevin Smith's four films - Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma - this is arguably the best, though it should perhaps be pointed out that this isn't a truly great film: I suspect that his masterpiece is yet to come.If Clerks was a little too primitive, Mallrats was too predictable, and Dogma was overwrought, then Chasing Amy sees Kevin Smith playing to his strengths: a warm, funny and most importantly unconventional romantic comedy. The scatalogical humour sits a little uneasily with some of the film's more emotional content, and Joey Lauren Adams tends to overact slightly as Ben Affleck's target of affection; but don't let such minor flaws put you off a film that may well be one of the best romantic comedies since 'Annie Hall'.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars List of Special Features for Chasing Amy Blu-Ray, 2 Jun 2013
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J. LI (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Chasing Amy [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
* Audio Commentary with Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier
* Tracing Amy: The Chasing Amy Doc
* Was It Something I Said? - A Conversation with Kevin and Joey
* 10 Years Later Q&A with Kevin Smith and the Cast
* Deleted Scenes
* Outtakes
* Trailer

Languages (Main Feature): English (DTS 5.1 - HD), German (DTS 5.1), Spanish (2.0)
Subtitles (Main Feature): English, Thai, Chinese, Bahasa, Malaysian, Korean, Latin Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Danish, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Turkish, Arabic, Romanian
Run Time: 113mins approx
Region: A/B/C
Video: 1.85:1
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A GENDER BENDER ROMANTIC COMEDY..., 4 Nov 2003
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Lawyeraau (Balmoral Castle) - See all my reviews
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Director Kevin Smith does it again! This is another great film by this director-writer who has turned his sights on romantic comedy, scripting an intelligent, funny, and edgy film and deftly directing it.
The plot focuses on Holden Mc McNeil (Ben Affleck), a successful comic book artist who has yet to fall really and truly in love. While at a comic book show with his friend of twenty years and collaborator, Banky Edwards (Jason Lee), with whom he lives, Holden ends up meeting a struggling, spunky, independent, female comic book artist, the gorgeous and sexy Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams). The only problem is that she claims to like women. This self-styled lesbian and Holden begin a friendship, however, that eventually deepens into something else.
Unfortunately, a strange love triangle of sorts seems to develop among Alyssa, Holden, and Banky, as Banky takes a strong dislike to Alyssa when she and Holden manage to take their relationship to the next level. The seemingly jealous Banky does his best to try to erode the bonds between the two, but it is Holden himself who does the most to erode what he and Alyssa have, with a little inadvertent help from Alyssa. It seems that the concept of unconditional love is one with which Holden has a problem.
This is a gender bender sort of film, with wonderful performances by the entire cast. Ben Affleck is well cast as Holden, giving a winning performance. Jason Lee is terrific as the erstwhile best friend with issues. Joey Lauren Adams lights up the screen every time she is in a scene. She does a terrific job with the role of the conflicted Alyssa. Dwight Ewell is sensational as Hooper LaMont, the ostensibly racist comic book artist, who has his own issues and is quite funny. Look also for a cameo by Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith). It is Silent Bob who lets the viewer in on the meaning of the film's title.
All in all, this is a highly enjoyable, off-beat and edgy, romantic comedy that fans of Kevin Smith will enjoy, as will all those film lovers who simply enjoy a great film. Bravo!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smith's Best to date, 17 Jun 2000
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Although Kevin Smith has yet to put a foot wrong (yes even with Mallrats) Chasing Amy is probably his finest achievement to date. With Clerks and Mallrats there was little sophistication along with the hilarity but this film also has depth and warmth to entice any type of person. Jay and Silent Bob make a late but great appearance and it really is worth the wait. Could these two be the greatest double act ever?
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 22 Aug 2001
Seldom do you see a movie that mixes humour and love in such a way that it both makes you wet yourself laughing and feel a strong connection with the plot.
The plot is pretty straight forward but the quality of the writing is the thing that sets it a part from the rest of the films of its ink.
Affleck and Adams pull off terrific performances as the lovers, Affleck in particular performs the best he ever has in this film. But Jason Lee steals the show once again (much like Jeff Anderson in Clerks) as the jealous best friend. He not only performs with hilarity but with a heart too. He plays the funny man perfectly and much of it is reminiscent of his past performance in 'Rats. A great part casted to perfection, hats off to him. Jay and Silent Bob make a welcome appearance in another memorable scene, but it isnt as comedic as their parts in 'Rats (nor should it be) but they are there and their presence is felt.
The script is incredible, Smith wrote an absolutely amazing declaration of Love acted beautifully by affleck and it really shows his sensitive side.
Overall a film that truely deserves all the praise Clerks had and more. It will make you laugh, cry and think hard about love and sexuality. The best of the New Jersey "trilogy".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This review is from: Chasing Amy [DVD] [1997] (DVD)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Case picture looks different than shown (not in color), 26 April 2011
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This review is from: Chasing Amy [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Region ABC Blu-ray case not as shown. It's just the black and white picture you may see on other released versions. It does have dts HD Master Audio.

My review does not apply to the newer release from Lions Gate. Only applies to the prior release.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this Video!!, 9 July 2002
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I was discussing 'The Object of my Affection' with a friend, and the first thing he mentioned was this, using the following words; funny, crude and brilliant. I couldn't agree more
Effectively, it uses a similar plotline (for those of you who have seen TOOMA), by having Holden McNeil and 'Banky', who are two comic book writers. They meet Allysa Jones via a mutual friend, who is a black, gay comic book writer (who gives the best ever summary of star wars in under two minutes). Obviously, Holden falls for Allysa, and then finds out she's a lesbian. After some brilliantly scripted dialogue, they end up together, until Allysa's past 'experiences' catch up with them. It doesn't end as you'd expect, and while it makes a complete mockery of everything, it also has a quite deep feeling to it. I borrowed the DVD, which was packed with extra's. However, if you don't like anything that isn't mainstream, borrow it first, but I'm still pretty sure you'll love it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kevin at his best!!, 12 Mar 2001
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Of the four films on release from the View Askew stable, Kevin Smith has hit on kind of movie he does best, romantic comedy with an edge! Clerks is still my favorite, though 'Amy' comes a close second!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a film about love, 22 Sep 2000
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Malcolm Bourne (Wilpshire, Lancs, England) - See all my reviews
Quite simply, the best film about love and relationships I've ever seen.
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