I just watched this movie... very disturbing. I mean, it was fascinating but now I'm confused.
can anybody tell me what exactly was the point of this movie? that there is no point?? is it all one big psychotic hallucination or am i missing something here?
10x in advance for your answers...
What do you mean the point? It is just showing you a sick and twisted individual. That is the point. It is actually a comedy to a degree if you can believe that. It is poking fun at the yuppie business man and show you how fake they are.
This move was shot in Toronto, Canada and there was a big outrage and protest over it being shot because the book the movie was based on was loosely based on a true story and many people did not want it made, but never really understood the meaning behind it as a satire, not a horror movie.
Seen it.. It was confusing but interesting. lol
The movie was really something for its time, and it was an earlier role for Christian Bale, whos just awesome now.
When it comes to the theme of the movie, well, it's based on a book of the same name.
Like a lot of people say when it comes to any adaptation, the book was better. Inasmuch as how it actually went into why he does most of the things he does.
I've never seen it, but it looks good.
Another movie for people who like to hate the Americans. I think it's a little bit exaggerated.
American Psycho was a great movie to watch. 8)
The fuzz about the business cards, the character played by Christian Bale was just such a narcissist.
He was perfect for that role.
This is really one of the greater movies. I think canadol did a good job at explaining the "point"
I love this movie, It's like a crazy Infomercial. I was kind of confused at the end though. was he hallucinating, or was he really the other guy?
I just watched this movie yesterday and personally I thought it was a bit odd. My reason being because I didn't think there was a point. I really didn't understand the whole thing about the business cards either... my brother said Patrick was just jealous? But I don't understand because they mostly just looked the same anyway. I thought some of the movie was good because of the psycho part of it... but it wasn't too gruesome. The movie only has a few scary parts in it, actually I wouldn't even call them "scary"... just a little blood. I thought the movie was supposed to be about some psycho serial killer. That is what I had hoped for. I really didn't think the movie was all that good and I probably would have enjoyed the book better, which is ironic for me because I hate reading.
The business card part was just to make fun of society and how some people can actually obsess over the stupidest little thing, in this case business cards. Do you actually think there are people out there that think this way? If there is they are probably crazy, just like Patrick Bateman was. The cards all look the same on purpose, that is the point.
Think a little out of the box on this one and you will enjoy it more
I understand as a critic for the yuppie generation. Not only US (but mainly, since it's an american originated "movement"); there was a yuppie generation here in Brazil too.
That's all and enough for me to like the movie.
DEFINITELY. The business card scene is the best! And the chainsaw scene too!
the whole movies falls in significance of imagery.
the ending was definitely berserk, was he truly crazy or was there a conspiracy behind it?
i believe its the latter, too many loopholes to prove that he's crazy. LOL
i can't really remember the film though because it was a long time since i've caught it.
Christian bale's acting was undeniable though, i can feel his passion for acting because i couldn't find a trace of him at all. His performance was all about the character, it didn't felt like he was acting at all.
A truly stellar performance.
i wonder if anyone caught velvet goldmine, a movie that starred 3 of the best english actors, ewan mcgregor, jonathan rhys meyers and of course, christian bale.