Chasing Amy is my favorite Kevin Smith of all time. I remember back before it was released following all the news on the View Askew website to find out when it was coming out. I missed the announcement. At work the following Monday one of my co-workers (another Kevin Smith fan) mentioned that he saw it over the weekend. It was out????? IT WAS OUT???!!!?? I immediately jumped on the Internet using Netscape (this was before it was just the intrawebs and predates a blogosphere of anynote) and looked up the time it was playing. The next showing was at 3:30 – I had to work until 6 – grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
I decided then and there that I was leaving early to go see this movie. I ran it by my boss and she gave me the go ahead. This was the fisrt time I had ever seen by myself, it just wasn’t anything I really did by myself. Since then I’ve only really seen 3-4 movies on my own. I went in, bought a popcorn and a coke, found a seat in the middle of the theater and settled in for some Kevin Smith goodness. In the theater there was also a guy in his forties and two ladies in her fifties.
The movie rolled through – I seemed to be the only one out of the four of us in the theater laughing out loud. It was that awkward kind of choked outburst of laughing that you do when you realize no one else around you is laughing. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie in every way. I managed over time to take 6 friends to the theater to see it, once in a small arthouse theater in Cleveland, the other a midnight showing at a local cinema. I think this is Kevin’s best work.