Chasing Amy – Criterion [DVD] (1997) *NEW*

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Chasing Amy – Criterion [DVD] (1997) *NEW*

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Holden McNeil and Banky Edwards are lifelong friends and writers-illustrators of the hit comic book “Bluntman and Chronic” which is based on two acquaintances of theirs, Jay and Silent Bob. At a comic book convention, Holden and Banky meet Alyssa Jones and Holden immediately falls in love. At a bar several days later, however Holden is shocked to learn that Alyssa is a lesbian. She still wants to be friends with him and he gets advice from both Banky and gay, black-rights activist Hooper on whether to pursue a relationship with her.

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Chasing Amy is a 1997 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Kevin Smith and starring Ben AffleckJoey Lauren Adams, and Jason Lee. The film is about a male comic artist (Affleck) who falls in love with a lesbian/bisexual woman (Adams), to the displeasure of his best friend (Lee). It is the third film in Smith's View Askewniverse series.

The film was originally inspired by a brief scene from an early film by a friend of Smith's. In Guinevere Turner's Go Fish, one of the lesbian characters imagines her friends passing judgment on her for "selling out" by sleeping with a man. Smith was dating Adams at the time he was writing the script, which was also partly inspired by her.

The film won two awards at the 1998 Independent Spirit Awards (Best Screenplay for Smith and Best Supporting Actor for Lee).

Chasing Amy
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Kevin Smith
Produced by Scott Mosier
Written by Kevin Smith
Starring
Music by David Pirner
Cinematography David Klein
Edited by Scott Mosier
Kevin Smith
Production
company
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release date
  • April 4, 1997
Running time
113 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $250,000
Box office $12 million

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Weight .6 lbs
Dimensions 5.3 × 0.5 × 7.5 in

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