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Saturday, March 19, 2011

American Psycho





'American Psycho' is NOT a slasher movie. It is a depiction, a fantasy if you will, of the life of modern man and his place in society.

Nothing is enough. Money, sex, social stature, there is always someone else who has more and everyone else expect from you to try harder for even more.

This movie is about eliminating competition the easy way. By killing your opponents. By eating your sexual partners. By destroying everyone around you.

'American Psycho' retains the balance between this psychotic state, a chilling thriller and a very funny movie.

The scenes that show Patrick playing music for his guests are absolutely hilarious, as he comments very seriously on records by artists such as Whitney Houston, Phil Collins and Huey Lewis & the News. The funny thing is that he chooses the most commercial or sold out records of these artists, to explain how much better they are compared to their previous, more artistic work. Another message of the state of the receivers of commercial art.

You can analyze 'American Psycho' for hours. It can be perceived both as a deep and a fun movie. Even if you don't like the story, you will love Christian Bale's excellent performance.

Enjoy.

10/10   ..... "I have to return some videotapes" <3 Drowsy

24 comments:

  1. this movie was great +followed

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  2. i saw this, and it is a masterpiece

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  3. 10/10 and i didn't watch it . I'll download it immediately

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  4. I've been recommended this movie so many times. I shall have to watch it soon.

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  5. brilliant film, at times horrifying and at others wickedly funny. The business card scene never fails to make me laugh, it's just so wonderfully absurd. The book is even better than the film, though some parts are so gruesome that it becomes hard to read

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  6. I'm ashamed that I haven't seen this movie! Just bits on the TV.

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  7. I love Huey Lewis and the news!

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  8. I've heard it was a great movie and have been meaning to watch it; I'll try to get on it this weekend :)

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  9. That movie is awesome, I wouldn't mind to watch it again!

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  10. I had almost forgotten this great movie! Will have to watch it again some time soon :)

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  11. Everyone says the movie is great! I might have to go watch it.

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  12. This move was pretty great.
    "Try getting a reservation at Dorsia now you fucking stupid bastard!"

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  13. Such a great classic. Glad you picked it for a review. Also, good job seeing what it's REALLY about.

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  14. One of my favorite movies is american psycho, bravo on the review

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  15. I have a lunch meeting with Cliff Huxtable at the Four Seasons in 20 minutes.

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  16. Good movie, one of my favorites

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  17. ah christian bale. before he became the advocate for throat cancer.

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  18. Apparently the original book is way more violent and banned in some countries!

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  19. I was your 100th follower. :D But yeah, this is one of those classic movies that you don't get at all or find all kinds of meanings even today.

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