History Film / ChasingAmy

17th Aug '17 4:14:24 PM NWolfman
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* AnAesop: Relationships are give and take. You can't expect someone to love you on your own terms just because it makes ''you'' feel more secure about yourself.
18th Jun '17 8:04:29 AM SaniOKh
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* HalfwayPlotSwitch: The first half is about Holden struggling with being in love with Alyssa, who identifies as a lesbian. Then, they hook up. The second half of the movie is about Holden feeling increasingly insecure about Alyssa's extensive sexual past.
12th Jun '17 8:56:55 PM nombretomado
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Noted for its frank dialogue, ''Chasing Amy'' explores concepts of sexuality and love, and how you can't necessarily just turn off your feelings and the social pressure you get. It was generally well-received, winning two awards at the 1998 Independent Spirit Awards (Best Screenplay for Smith and Best Supporting Actor for Jason Lee). Joey Lauren Adams was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical. There's even been speculation for years that it was a nose away from winning an ''[[AcademyAward Oscar]]'' for Best Original Screenplay.

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Noted for its frank dialogue, ''Chasing Amy'' explores concepts of sexuality and love, and how you can't necessarily just turn off your feelings and the social pressure you get. It was generally well-received, winning two awards at the 1998 Independent Spirit Awards (Best Screenplay for Smith and Best Supporting Actor for Jason Lee). Joey Lauren Adams was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical. There's even been speculation for years that it was a nose away from winning an ''[[AcademyAward ''[[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscar]]'' for Best Original Screenplay.
27th May '17 2:50:11 PM nombretomado
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A 1997 romantic comedy-drama written and directed by Creator/KevinSmith, and the third film in TheViewAskewniverse series.

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A 1997 romantic comedy-drama written and directed by Creator/KevinSmith, and the third film in TheViewAskewniverse Film/TheViewAskewniverse series.
3rd May '17 5:30:22 PM NWolfman
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* LastHetRomance: Zig-zagged. Holden is implied to be Alyssa's first serious boyfriend (ie, more than just a hookup), but [[spoiler:the woman she's seen with at the end]] indicates that Holden was [[spoiler: her only het romance]] . InUniverse, Holden's discovery that [[spoiler:he isn't her first male sex partner]] is what pisses him off.

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* LastHetRomance: Zig-zagged. Holden is implied to be Alyssa's first serious boyfriend (ie, more than just a hookup), but [[spoiler:the woman she's seen with at the end]] indicates that Holden was [[spoiler: her only ''only'' het romance]] . InUniverse, Holden's discovery that [[spoiler:he isn't her first male sex partner]] is what pisses him off.
3rd May '17 5:29:49 PM NWolfman
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* LastHetRomance: Zig-zagged. Holden is implied to be Alyssa's first serious boyfriend (ie, more than just a hookup), but [[spoiler:the woman she's seen with at the end]] indicates that Holden was [[spoiler: her only het romance]] . InUniverse, Holden's discovery that [[spoiler:he isn't her first male sex partner]] is what pisses him off.
3rd May '17 4:29:53 PM NWolfman
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** Alyssa: [[spoiler: "I BLEW HIM WHILE CODY FUCKED ME!!"]], confirming that she did, in fact, [[spoiler: have a promiscuous straight past]] and making it clear that she does ''not'' appreciate Holden outing her about it in public.



** Alyssa: [[spoiler: "I BLEW HIM WHILE CODY FUCKED ME!!"]], confirming that she did, in fact, [[spoiler: have a promiscuous straight past]], but is furious that Holden weaseled it out of her the way he did.
29th Apr '17 11:19:31 AM NWolfman
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** The second half of the movie depicts Holden's selfishness when he's hung up on Alyssa's devious sexual past, taking for granted how coming out as bi just to be with him was a huge risk that ostracized her from her other lesbian friends. The only reason he that he, Alyssa and Banky [[spoiler: have a three-way]] is because it would be easiest for ''him''.

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** The second half of the movie depicts Holden's selfishness when he's hung up on Alyssa's devious sexual past, taking for granted how coming out as bi just to be with him was a huge risk that ostracized her from her other lesbian friends. The only reason he feels that he, [[spoiler: having a three-way]] with Alyssa and Banky [[spoiler: have a three-way]] will solve all of their problems is because it would be easiest for ''him''.
29th Apr '17 11:17:59 AM NWolfman
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** Holden is, at first, a decent-enough guy who happens to develop feelings for a woman who could never love him back because she isn't attracted to men. When he spills his guts to her about being in love with her, she rightfully calls him an asshole for making this her problem... only to confess that she's actually bisexual, but identifies as a lesbian, meaning Holden ''can'' have the girl of his dreams.
** The second half of the movie deconstructs this concept by showing that Holden is actually quite selfish when he can't get over the fact that his ideal woman has a devious sexual past, taking for granted how selfless Alyssa was for coming out as bi at the risk of facing even more social stigma than she'd had as a lesbian. In the end, it's a cautionary tale about how relationships are give-and-take, and how it's wrong to force someone to love you on your own terms.

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** Holden is, at first, a decent-enough guy who happens to develop feelings for a woman who could never love him back because she isn't attracted to men. When he spills his guts to her about being in love with her, she [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech rightfully calls him an asshole asshole]] for [[EntitledToHaveYou making this her problem... problem]]... only to confess that she's actually bisexual, but identifies as she ''is'' attracted to men and, after a lesbian, meaning Holden ''can'' have the girl of his dreams.
second thought, admits that she loves him back.
** The second half of the movie deconstructs this concept by showing that Holden is actually quite selfish depicts Holden's selfishness when he can't get over the fact that his ideal woman has a he's hung up on Alyssa's devious sexual past, taking for granted how selfless Alyssa was for coming out as bi at the just to be with him was a huge risk of facing even more social stigma than she'd had as a lesbian. In the end, it's a cautionary tale about how relationships are give-and-take, that ostracized her from her other lesbian friends. The only reason he that he, Alyssa and how it's wrong to force someone to love you on your own terms.Banky [[spoiler: have a three-way]] is because it would be easiest for ''him''.


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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: '''Averted.''' Holden is easily the most selfish character in the movie and everybody treats him as such.
29th Apr '17 11:04:29 AM NWolfman
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* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "We should all have sex together."]]

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** Holden:
[[spoiler: "We should all have sex together."]]"]]
** Alyssa: [[spoiler: "I BLEW HIM WHILE CODY FUCKED ME!!"]], confirming that she did, in fact, [[spoiler: have a promiscuous straight past]], but is furious that Holden weaseled it out of her the way he did.
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