Synopsis: Bret Easton Ellis' dark and violent satire of America in the 1980s is brought to the screen in this unsettling drama with black comic overtones. Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), the son of a wealthy Wall Street financier, is pursuing his own lucrative career with his father's firm. Bateman is the prototypical yuppie, obsessed with success, fashion, and style. He is also a serial killer who murders, rapes, and mutilates both strangers and acquaintances without provocation or reason.
Rating:R and Unrated versions
Run Time:1 hr. 43 min.
Director: Mary Harron
Dvd Extra's: Interview with Christian Bale, Featurette on Making of American Psycho, Production notes, Cast and filmmakers, Theatrical Trailer
hidden Features: Select Extras option. Then press UP and Enter to play 2 hidden mini-games.
Nudity Factor:Several shots of Bale's butt, Porn being played on a tv in the background, Several sex scenes.
Of Note: Initial casting choices were Leonardo DiCaprio as Patrick Bateman, James Woods as Donald Kimball and Cameron Diaz as Evelyn Williams. Oliver Stone was set to direct.
Trailer: American Psycho
I really didn't find much with this movie that was worth much. I does not follow a normal story pattern and even lacks many aspects of a normal story line. No climax, no build up, and no conclusion. Just really kind of leaves you wondering why you put an hour and a half into something that does not leave you with any satisfaction. It does have a few minutes that make you chuckle and a few that leave you shaking your head. I really don't want to waste a whole lot of time explaining why this sucks but it just does. Bale is good as always but really can not save a poor idea of a story. Just trust me on this one and don't waste your time.