Saturday, October 2, 2010

Movie of the Month - American Psycho

One of the most controversial films to ever be made, may have tanked at the box office, however is has lived on in cult status on DVD and made a career for an unknown Welsh actor named Christian Bale. 2000's American Psycho, which was directed by Mary Harron was originally to star Leonardo Dicaprio as Patrick Bateman, a psychopathic Wall Street executive. After Harron, who wanted Bale and the studio wanted Leo, Leo backed out and Bale was in. The rest, is grotesque and slasher history. American Psycho is the story of a delusional Wall Street executive in the mid 80's who needs to kill in order to keep himself busy and not die of boredom. Bale, who plays the role of Bateman with sheer perfection, adds some humor to the normal disgusting role. One of the best films of last decade that also boasts an all star cast featuring; Chloe Sevigny, Reese Witherspoon, Willem Defoe, Josh Lucas, Justin Theroux and others. American Psycho is the perfect start for your October - Halloween murder movie marathon.