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American Psycho (2000)

R | | Crime, Drama | 14 April 2000 (USA)
A wealthy New York investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

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Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence. Written by Lion Films

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From the controversial best-seller by Bret Easton Ellis See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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14 April 2000 (USA)  »

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Psicópata americano  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,961,015 (USA) (16 April 2000)

Gross:

$15,070,285 (USA) (30 July 2000)
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Drew Barrymore and Liv Tyler were originally sought to play some of the female roles. See more »

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During Detective Kimball's second interview with Bateman, the reflection of the microphone can be seen on the CD to Bateman's right. See more »

Quotes

Patrick Bateman: [faking a conversation on the phone] Now, John, you've to wear clothes in proportion to your physique. There are definite dos and don'ts, good buddy of wearing a bold striped shirt. A bold stripe shirt calls for solid colored or discreetly patterned suits and ties.
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Patrick Bateman: Yes, always tip the stylist 15%. Listen, John, I've gotta go, T. Boone Pickens just walked in.
[laughs]
Patrick Bateman: Just joking. No, don't tip the owner of the salon. Okay John? Right? Got it.
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Everlasting Love
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You can always look thinner
30 September 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

'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


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