When handsome young comic book creator Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck) meets cute young comic book creator Alyssa Jones (Joey Lauren Adams), romance seems preordained. But Holden is soon confronted with Alyssa's complex sexual history, as well as his friend and colleague Banky's (Jason Lee) conflicted and enraged response to the affair. Despite the seriousness of the issues, director Kevin Smith keeps the laughs coming, even as Holden goes through hell and grows up.
- Edition: Criterion Collection
- Number of Discs: 1
- Rating: R (MPAA)
- Film Country: USA
- Features: Letterboxed
- UPC: 717951002372
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"...This is Smith's most provocative outing yet and certainly the toughest to forget..."
USA Today - Mike Clark (04/11/1997)
"...The film's great strength is its screenplay, which approaches its actors with moving emotional honesty..."
Film Comment - Gavin Smith (03/01/1997)
"...Still showing his touch for garrulous, hair-splitting conversation, Mr. Smith engages his characters in a bright spirited demonstration of just how difficult modern love can be..."
New York Times - Janet Maslin (04/04/1997)
"...A little movie with big truths, a work of such fierce intelligence and emotional honesty that it blows away the competition when it comes to contemporary romantic comedy..."
Los Angeles Times - Kevin Thomas (04/11/1997)
"...A touching, funny love story..."
Total Film - James White (09/01/2000)
"...A riotous, ferociously smart love story....Adams has four dimensions and a mouth big enough to prove it..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - Michael Atkinson (12/01/1998)