Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

American Psycho (2000)

Directed by Mary Harron

Starring Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage


Very well-directed, good writing, and a great performance by Bale. Very similar to Patric’s character in Your Friends and Neighbors. But how did his character get that way? Looks like a cross between Matthew McConaughey and Billy Baldwin.

A few scary parts and a few very funny moments, but the non-resolution and abrupt ending didn’t sit well with me. Didn’t get it. Had to have it explained to me after the movie ended. If it was all imagined, why did the real estate agent tell him that she didn’t want any trouble?

And if it was all imagined, what was accomplished in the film? How has the character changed? How has the world changed? Was the whole point of the film simply to fool the audience?

Not sure why it had to be set in the 80’s. Seemed a bit distracting. Based on a true story or something? The title threw me a bit. I was expecting a copy or spoof of Psycho.

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