Thu, Oct 05, 2000

: American Psycho

I’d been interested in this movie since I heard they were going to film it, but the critics were somewhat correct: it’s a rathe empty film that doesn’t quite live up to its satirical premise. It is somewhat intelligent and has a few good points, but emphasizes the 80’s far too much (as though we’re more sophisticated in the 90’s or 00’s). I liked the way the film became surreal as the main character became more and more irrational, and I really liked the ambiguous ending. Not really shocking, except in a couple brief moments (most of the violence is off-screen — we see blood spattering and such). I’m going to have to read the novel and see if it’s better or worse. Great 80’s soundtrack.

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