Starring: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Dwight Ewell, Jason Mewes
Director: Kevin Smith
Genre: Comedy Romance
At a comic book convention, Holden (Ben Affleck) meets artist Alyssa Jones and is immediately attracted to her. The only hitch is she's gay.
In this hilarious comedy, Kevin Smith's trademark pair of Jersey-bred buddies are Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck) and Banky Edwards (Jason Lee), the creators of alternative comic "Bluntman and Chronic." At a comic book convention, Holden meets artist Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams). Despite their sparring, he finds her a quick-witted intellectual and is immediately attracted to her. The only hitch is she's gay. What follows is a set of conversations and situations that artfully challenge their basic assumptions about sex and love. Banky, who makes anti-gay jokes, appears to want Holden all to himself and is jealous of the new-found friendship with Alyssa, while Holden struggles to deal with Alyssa's past. Enter Jay (the irresistible, jive-spouting Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith), who have become the stars of Holden's comics. As Bob tells the anecdote that explains the title, he gives Chasing Amy an edge of regret beneath its torrent of small talk and sexual banter. Chasing Amy is a contemporary comedy that redefines the boy-meets-girl formula for a culture where anything goes, with a wicked sense of humour and a genuine sensitivity about the complications of sexual politics.