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American Psycho (2000)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  14 April 2000 (USA)
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A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

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Patrick Bateman, a young, well to do man working on wall street at his father's company kills for no reason at all. As his life progresses his hatred for the world becomes more and more intense. Written by Fabian DuBois <fabian_dubois@sliquid.cjb.net>

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Killer inside. See more »

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

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Psicópata americano  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£749,526 (UK) (21 April 2000)

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ESP 466,785,361 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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When Leonardo DiCaprio was still attached to the project, feminist activist Gloria Steinem lobbied him not to make the film, as his fan base consisted predominately of young teenage girls, and he could ruin his career. Steinem had spoken out about the novel several times and was against the film version in any incarnation. Her involvement is rendered especially interesting insofar as she would soon become Christian Bale's stepmother. See more »

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In one scene Bateman says "Hasta la vista, baby", a quote made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, a movie not released until 1991. This movie takes place in 1987. (The term was however used in the 1987 Jody Watley song 'Looking for a New Love' which may have been where Bateman was quoting from.) See more »

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Patrick Bateman: Ask me a question.
Club Patron: So, what do you do?
Patrick Bateman: I'm into, uh, well, murders and executions, mostly.
Club Patron: Do you like it?
Patrick Bateman: Well, it depends. Why?
Club Patron: Well, most guys I know who are in Mergers and Acquisitions really don't like it.
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I Touch Roses
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Performed by Book of Love
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By Arrangement with Warner Special Products and Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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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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