Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Movie of the Week - Chasing Amy

This week’s movie is Chasing Amy (1997).

The film is about two friends, Holden and Banky. Things are going well for them until Holden falls for a girl, who happens to be a lesbian. The film is written and directed by Kevin Smith and is the third in his View Askewniverse series (the first two being Clerks. and Mallrats). The film is probably the best of Smith’s filmography and features great performances from Ben Affleck, Jason Lee and Joey Lauren Adams, while other View Askewniverse actors and characters pop up or are mentioned throughout. What makes the film great is Smith’s script coupled with the performances that he got form his actors. The film is much more of a drama then any of his other works in the series, but is also bitingly funny. Smith was able to achieve a good balance between the two complementing the material. The film is a must have for fans of Smith, and a must see for fans of dramedy. Check out the trailer.

Chasing Amy [Blu-ray/DVD]

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