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Chasing Amy [DVD] [Widescreen]  [Region 1]
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Kevin Smith's third film was critically acclaimed for its adroitness in balancing complex, adult sexual issues with jokes about bodily functions. The two Garden State guys this time around are Holden (Ben Affleck) and Banky (Jason Lee). At a comic book convention, the co-creators of "Bluntman and Chronic" meet Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams), a New Jersey native who draws a comic entitled "Idiosyncratic Routine." Holden thinks they click, but proceeds to discover that Alyssa is a lesbian--then manages to convince her to take a chance on him anyway. The real conflict comes when Holden gets hung up on Alyssa's checkered sexual past. What's more, Banky mounts an anti-Alyssa campaign whose intensity and bile Holden can't understand. The script came out of Smith's real-life relationship with Adams, and represents a flowering of the themes of friendship and sexual jealousy which the director first explored in CLERKS. Smith fans can rest assured, however, that STAR WARS is discussed (this time as a racist allegory) and that Jay and Silent Bob do appear to dispense relationship wisdom (and collect royalties for their comic book likenesses).
- for strong, graphic sex-related dialogue, language, sexuality and drug content
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 17244
Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Joey Adams, Jason Lee, Dwight Ewell, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Casey Affleck, Guinevere Turner, Brian O'Halloran, Matt Damon, Ethan Suplee, Scott Mosier, Carmen Lee, Carmen Llywellyn, Dan Lunney, Tony Torin, Rebecca Waxman, Paris Petrick, Welker White, Kelli Simpkins, John Willyung, Tsemach Washington, Ernie O'Donnell, Kristin Mosier, Virginia Smith
"...A riotous, ferociously smart love story....[Adams has] four dimensions and a mouth big enough to prove it..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life
"...This is Smith's most provocative outing yet and certainly the toughest to forget..."
"...The film's great strength is its screenplay, which approaches its actors with moving emotional honesty..."
"...Still showing his touch for garrulous, hair-splitting conversation, Mr. Smith engages his characters in a bright spirited demonstration of just how difficult modern love can be..."
New York Times
"...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..."
Los Angeles Times
"...A touching, funny love story..."
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