Chasing Amy

$12m

DBO
18 1997 113 minutes Facebook

Synopsis

Holden McNeil is a New Jersey comic book writer who is roommates with his best friend and professional partner, artist Banky Edwards. Their hit comic book series, "Bluntman and Chronic," is loosely patterned after a pair of acquaintances, Jay and Silent Bob. Alyssa Jones, a lesbian and fellow comic book creator, comes into Holden’s life and quickly becomes a close friend, although Holden is powerfully attracted to her. Eventually, Alyssa realizes that she is attracted to Holden as well and they begin a physical relationship, much to the consternation of Banky, whose ire over losing his best friend to a lesbian seems to border on romantic jealousy. After he learns something about Alyssa's sexual past, however, Holden's immature response to his new knowledge destroys both his romance with Alyssa and his friendship with Banky.

Credits

Awards

1998 Golden Globes

Nominated

  • Best Actress - Comedy/Musical

Featured Clips

Chasing Amy - The Basics

Chasing Amy - The Basics

Holden and Alyssa discuss the basics of lesbian sex. In this scene: Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams), Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck)

Chasing Amy - Black Beauty

Chasing Amy - Black Beauty

While Holden makes phone call, Banky shares an inappropriate story with a child. In this scene: Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck), Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams), Banky Edwards (Jason Lee)

Chasing Amy - Star Wars

Chasing Amy - Star Wars

Author Hooper X drops the real truth behind the Star Wars films. In this scene: Hooper X (Dwight Ewell), Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck), Banky Edwards (Jason Lee)

Chasing Amy - Karao-gay

Chasing Amy - Karao-gay

Alyssa takes Holden and Banky to karaoke, but all is not as it seems. In this scene: Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck), Banky Edwards (Jason Lee), Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams)

Chasing Amy - Sex Injuries

Chasing Amy - Sex Injuries

Alyssa and Banky trade hazardous sex stories. In this scene: Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams), Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck), Banky Edwards (Jason Lee)

Chasing Amy - Official Trailer (HD)

Chasing Amy - Official Trailer (HD)

Holden McNeil is a New Jersey comic book writer who is roommates with his best friend and professional partner, artist Banky Edwards. Their hit comic book series, “Bluntman and Chronic,â€ù is loosely patterned after a pair of acquaintances, Jay and Silent Bob. Alyssa Jones, a lesbian and fellow comic book creator, comes into Holden's life and quickly becomes a close friend, although Holden is powerfully attracted to her. Eventually, Alyssa realizes that she is attracted to Holden as well and they begin a physical relationship, much to the consternation of Banky, whose ire over losing his best friend to a lesbian seems to border on romantic jealousy. After he learns something about Alyssa's sexual past, however, Holden's immature response to his new knowledge destroys both his romance with Alyssa and his friendship with Banky. Starring, in alphabetical order: Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Jason Lee, Joey Lauren Adams, Matt Damon

Chasing Amy - Cross-Examination

Chasing Amy - Cross-Examination

Holden and Alyssa have an awkward conversation at a hockey game. In this scene: Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck), Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams)

Chasing Amy - Not So Silent

Chasing Amy - Not So Silent

Holden needs advice, and surprisingly, Silent Bob has a few words to say about chasing Amy. In this scene: Silent Bob (Kevin Smith), Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck), Jay (Jason Mewes)

Chasing Amy - Skee-Ball

Chasing Amy - Skee-Ball

Holden teaches Alyssa how to play Skee-ball. In this scene: Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck), Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams)

Now Playing: Chasing Amy - The Basics
Starring: Joey Lauren Adams, Ben Affleck

Holden and Alyssa discuss the basics of lesbian sex. In this scene: Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams), Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck)