Starring: Christian Bale, Josh Lucas, Reese Witherspoon
Director: Mary Harron
Runtime: 1 hour, 42 minutes
Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis
Crime | Drama | Book-to-Film | 2000
So I’m on the fence here when it comes to the review of this film. On one hand, I turned it off because I couldn’t take the animal cruelty anymore. But on the other hand, when the main character was obviously going psycho and murdering people, it was entertaining.
Christian Bale plays Patrick Bateman, a man who is clearly psycho. He has urges to kill and the acting of Bale is perfect for this type of character. Each moment that we see Patrick on screen the facial expressions obviously show a man who is disturbed and a man that has compulsive issues as well as needing to be the best and the center of attention (sorry for the run on sentence right there).
I mean… are business cards really that important?
There’s a scene where he kills a homeless man and his dog. I almost turned it off right then and there, but I decided to give it a chance. But then later on in the movie there’s a cat by an ATM… honestly I turned it off before the scene even happened so I have no clue if it happened or if he was just imagining doing it. So… if you watch this movie please don’t tell me. I’m going to pretend like that little kitten is aye okay.
With this movie being from 2000, you can definitely tell with the way that they shots are and the way people are dressed. Reese Witherspoon plays Patrick’s girlfriend/fiance but we don’t see her much. Patrick is a man whore and we pretty much just see all his prostitutes and chicks on the side.
I know I said I’m on the fence with this one because I love crime dramas and the acting was great, but with the fact that I had to turn it off in the middle of the film I think I should go with a “hated it” rating. Sorry folks. You should know by now not to request something that has a dog being murdered. Or a cat for that matter, and I’m not even a cat person. The film did however, remind me of Dexter, which has a good first few seasons.(1/5).
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