- Mon, Oct 9
Director: Mary Harron Run Time: 102 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2000
Starring: Christian Bale, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Samantha Mathis, Willem Dafoe
In New York City in 1987, a handsome, young urban professional, Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), lives a second life as a gruesome serial killer by night. The cast is filled by the detective (Willem Dafoe), the fiance (Reese Witherspoon), the mistress (Samantha Mathis), the coworker (Jared Leto), and the secretary (Chloë Sevigny). This is a biting, wry comedy examining the elements that make a man a monster.
“American Psycho is nearly perfect for what it is, but before we go on, we should ask what that actually amounts to. Can something with so rigid a thesis be a real work of art?” David Edelstein, Slate
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