AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000 U.S. CANADA) D/W: MARY HARRON W: GUINEVERE TURNER P: CHRISTIAN HALSEY SOLOMON/CHRIS HANLEY/EDWARD R. PRESSMAN
Based on Bret Easton Ellis` novel, this critically acclaimed adaptation set in 1980`s New York City may require repeat viewings. The first time i enjoyed it up until an irritating ending that seemed to ruin everything. However watching it a second time you realise you`re watching a completely different movie, and a brilliant one. It`s kind of difficult to explain much else without giving anything away. Suffice to say that Christian Bale is dynamite in the lead as a yuppie with a desperate need to excel and fit in, and really bad musical tastes. Homicidal tendencies also lurk. With Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Reese Witherspoon, Chloe Sevigny, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage and Samantha Mathis. Adrzej Sekula was the Cinematographer. Harron had previously made I SHOT ANDY WARHOL. There was an unrelated sequel.

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