This is the only View Askewniverse film that I had seen before, however, the version that I saw was a TV edit. Out of the Askewniverse so far, this is probably the least entertaining.
At the core of the movie is a relatively standard romantic comedy plot. Without the homosexual element, the film would have been like almost every romantic comedy ever made. In this respect, I was a little bit bored with the plot because it didn't really try to step outside the tropes. Also, I felt that this film was much more reliant on raunchy humor than the previous two, which I find less funny than Smith's pop culture references and irony. There were some parts that were funny, but not nearly as many as Clerks or Mallrats. The cinematography in the film was also pretty good. It was nothing revolutionary, but I do feel that it advanced the script and brought us closer into the characters' lives.
I really like Ben Affleck in this film. He was a believable protagonist and it seemed like he fit into the role really well. Jason Lee was also good, serving as comedic relief most of the time. I did not, however, like Joey Lauren Adams. I thought that her acting was a bit annoying. Every time she cried, it sounded like a four-year-old who was throwing a tantrum because their parent wouldn't get them a toy.
So overall, I think that Chasing Amy is probably the least funny of the View Askewniverse so far. That being said, it definitely still has cinematic value. It was worth the time if only to see Affleck's performance.
Big Tuna's Rating: B-
How Did I Watch It?: Netflix.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes, a TV edit.
Would I Watch It Again?: Probably not, it wasn't funny enough.
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