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Wake Up 01/11/13 10:40 AM

Chasing Amy: is this the worst movie of all time?
 
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Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck) and Banky Edwards (Jason Lee) are comic book artists and lifelong friends. Holden is the calmer, more reasonable of the duo; Banky, meanwhile, is the caustic and short-tempered half. Everything is going well for them until they meet Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams) at a comic book convention in New York where they are promoting their comic Bluntman and Chronic. Holden is attracted to Alyssa, but soon learns that she is attracted to women. The two begin hanging out, and a deep friendship develops. Eventually, Holden is no longer able to contain his feelings, and confesses his love to Alyssa. She is initially angry with him, but that night, the two begin a romantic relationship.
This new development worsens the tension between Holden and Banky, who dislikes and distrusts Alyssa and is bothered by her and Holden's relationship. Banky investigates and uncovers dirt on Alyssa's past, and he reports to Holden that Alyssa participated in a threesome with two guys during high school, which gave her the nickname "Finger Cuffs". Holden is deeply disturbed by this revelation, having believed that he is the first man Alyssa had ever slept with. He angrily confronts Alyssa while attending a hockey game, after he clumsily attempts baiting her into confessing. During a tearful argument, she tells Holden about her "many" youthful sexual experimentations. She apologizes for letting him believe that he was the only man she had been with. However, she refuses to apologize for her past, and Holden leaves feeling angry and confused.
Later, during lunch with Jay and Silent Bob (Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith), Silent Bob reveals that he was once in a relationship similar to Holden's. Despite the fact that he was in love with his girlfriend, Amy, his insecurities about her adventurous sexual past caused him to sabotage the relationship and leave her. Angry at himself for letting her go, he has "spent every day since then chasing Amy, so to speak."
Inspired by Silent Bob's story, Holden devises a plan to fix both his relationship with Alyssa and his fractured friendship with Banky. He invites them both over and tells Alyssa that he would like to get over her past and remain her boyfriend. He also tells Banky that he realizes that Banky is in love with him—kissing him passionately to prove the point. Holden suggests a threesome. Though initially appalled, Banky agrees to participate, whereas Alyssa explains to Holden that it will not save their relationship. Before leaving, she states that she loves him, but she will not be his whore. Banky also leaves the apartment, and summarily ends their friendship.
One year later, both Banky and Holden are busy promoting their own respective comics at a convention in New York. It is revealed that Holden has dissolved their partnership over Bluntman and Chronic, leaving the viewer with the assumption that he sold the publishing and creative rights over to Banky (which is corroborated in the beginning of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back). Banky smiles sadly at seeing his old friend, who silently congratulates him for his success. Banky gestures over to a booth hosted by Alyssa, and provides wordless encouragement to Holden to go talk to her. He has a brief, quietly emotional conversation with Alyssa, and gives her a copy of Chasing Amy, his new comic based on their failed relationship. After Holden leaves, Alyssa's new girlfriend (Virginia Smith) arrives and asks who she was talking to. A shaken misty-eyed Alyssa feigns indifference and replies, "Oh, just some guy I knew."

1/11/13 PT. 2!


Worst Movies:

I Melt With You [the mothman prophecies director, 2012]
(500) Days of Summer [new spiderman movie guy, 2009]

NickIsI 01/11/13 10:41 AM

Yes.

kidwithhelmet 01/11/13 10:44 AM

What is this shit?

Wake Up 01/11/13 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by kidwithhelmet (Post 117553892)
What is this shit?


this is a thread where people get to vote on which films are the worst films of all time! : ) so far the people have chosen I MELT WITH YOU and (500) Days of Summer! I am so excited to see what people pick next!


what a splendid ~j o u r n e y~

Tetragrammaton 01/11/13 10:54 AM

I actually haven't seen that one, but Kevin Smith's presence makes me think I know the answer.

kidwithhelmet 01/11/13 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Wake Up (Post 117554402)
this is a thread where people get to vote on which films are the worst films of all time! : ) so far the people have chosen I MELT WITH YOU and (500) Days of Summer! I am so excited to see what people pick next!


what a splendid ~j o u r n e y~


Your answer dispels any questions about the voting process.

a speedo model 01/11/13 10:57 AM

Good, not great.

ctmk 01/11/13 11:05 AM

but....Ben Affleck was the bomb in Phantoms. Yo.

Wake Up 01/11/13 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by kidwithhelmet (Post 117554642)
Your answer dispels any questions about the voting process.


Yeah! It's pretty fair voting. The people pick and I post! They've chosen so well thus far! I can't wait to see what the future holds for these threads!

jawstheme 01/11/13 11:57 AM

I've seen much worse.

Hagysaurus Rex 01/11/13 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by jawstheme (Post 117558762)
I've seen much worse.


This. I've seen many bad sci-fi movies that make Chasing Amy look like an amazing piece of cinematic brilliance.

Alex DiVincenzo 01/11/13 12:02 PM

Not even the worst Kevin Smith movie. It's actually pretty good.

drudo182 01/11/13 12:11 PM

We have a problem though because I've voted Yes on every movie we've done this for.

RonStoppable 01/11/13 12:13 PM

I really like Kevin Smith, and while I know the largely valid criticisms of him as a director and writer, I still think he has a decent filmography as a whole. I think Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma and Clerks II are awesome.

jawstheme 01/11/13 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Hagysaurus Rex (Post 117558992)
This. I've seen many bad sci-fi movies that make Chasing Amy look like an amazing piece of cinematic brilliance.


Plus 500 Days of Summer and I Melt With You make bad sic fi movies look like amazing pieces of cinema.