CHASING AMY: 2 / 7

I had to double rate this movie; the 2 is my gut rating, mostly because of my extreme distaste for the constant profanity and raunchy, descriptive dialogs. Based on that alone, I do not recommend this movie. I thought this was going to be a "boy meets girl, boy wants girl" romantic comedy. It was, but add "girl wants girls", "boy wants boy", "other boy wants boy and girl", etc., etc. and it gets really gross. Not on the basis of the storyline itself, I realize those things are a part of life, but the raunchy way it was written really turned me off. This movie, which has many good messages in it, would have been far more effective and enjoyable if it didn't go out of its way to be raunchy.

Trying to be objective however (not an easy task), I find myself forced to give this a 7 also, for its unique storyline, the deep searching for one's self and one's soul mate, the conflict and turmoil of inner romantic confusions, with deep mixed emotions, and some very good acting with those emotions, primarily by Joey Lauren Adams who played the lead female character Alyssa Jones.

If you are at ease with continual profanity and find the mix of gay, lesbian, and heterosexual (and everything in between) love triangles (er, quadrangles?) an interesting plot, then you will enjoy this movie. If however, you find very raunchy dialog offensive, then cross this movie off your list and you'll not have missed a thing.



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Description: Rated: R

Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa,
also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a
lesbian.