American Psycho (2000)

I watched the 2000, Lions Gate Films movie, American Psycho – uncut version on Netflix DVD. It is set in 1987, about New York investment banker Patrick Bateman played by Christian Bale (Reign of Fire, The Machinist, Batman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy 2005-2012, 3:10 to Yuma, John Conner in Terminator Salvation, American Hustle, Ken Miles in Ford v Ferrari) a yuppie hanging with and trying to out-do his shallow friends, with a serial killer second life.

The movie is gruesome at times and a little confusing trying to separate the comments he is saying from the comments he wishes (or thinks) he is saying. This movie is full of very dark humor, slasher elements, sex and nudity.

The movie also stars Willem Dafoe as the detective (To Live and Die in LA, Jesus in The Last Temptation of Christ, Born on the Fourth of July, Flight of the Intruder, Clear and Present Danger,

The Green Goblin in Spider-Man, John Wick, Murder on the Orient Express, Aquaman), Jared Leto (Fight Club, Girl Interrupted, Panic Room, Suicide Squad, Blade Runner 2049, Josh Lucas (Hulk, Ford v Ferrari),

Samantha Mathis (Pump Up the Volume, Little Women, How to Make an American Quilt, The Punisher, Atlas Shrugged: Part II, Matt Ross (Silicon Valley tv series, The Aviator), Bill Sage, Chloë Sevigny (Zodiac, American Horror Story: Hotel),

Cara Seymour (You’ve Got Mail, Adaptation, Dancer n the Dark), Reese Witherspoon (Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde, This Means War, Hot Pursuit, A Wrinkle in Time) and

Reg E. Cathey (Dr. Franklin Storm in the 2015 reboot of Fantastic Four). Christian Bale is excellent in the movie and the extras are superb. The 80’s soundtrack is good with the likes of David Bowie, The Cure, John Cale, New Order, Tom Tom Club, Huey Lewis and the News, Simply Red, Genesis, Phil Collins, Robert Palmer and Depeche Mode. I’ll give the DVD extras 5 out of 5, and the movie 3.8 out of 5. For more information read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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