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Chloe (2009)

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A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the family in danger.

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Catherine and David, she a doctor, he a professor, are at first glance the perfect couple. Happily married with a talented teenage son, they appear to have an idyllic life. But when David misses a flight and his surprise birthday party, Catherine's long simmering suspicions rise to the surface. Suspecting infidelity, she decides to hire an escort to seduce her husband and test his loyalty. Catherine finds herself 'directing' Chloe's encounters with David, and Chloe's end of the bargain is to report back, the descriptions becoming increasingly graphic as the meetings multiply. Written by Anonymous

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If the one you love was lying to you, how far would you go to find out the truth?


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Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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10 March 2010 (France)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$900,688 (USA) (26 March 2010)

Gross:

$3,074,838 (USA) (9 July 2010)
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Trivia

This marks one of the very few times that Atom Egoyan did not cast his wife 'Arsinee Khanjian' in a role. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Stewart is in her son's room and checks a message from Chloe the date shown is Friday, 25 March 2009. The correct date should be Friday, 27 March 2009. See more »

Quotes

Catherine Stewart: Did you find that waitress sexy?
David Stewart: Which one?
Catherine Stewart: The one you were flirting with.
David Stewart: Oh come on, I was being friendly.
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Daniel Pellerin (with thanks for 25 years of great work, from Atom) See more »


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Something A LOT different for Amanda Seyfried....6.5/10
24 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film reminded me of the 90's wave of erotic thrillers. It's got all the elements, including a healthy dose of softcore sex scenes which surprised me because Amanda Seyfried has such an endearing, innocent look about her. But she's such a good actress though that this doesn't prevent her from convincingly playing the role of seductive call girl Chloe. Julianne Moore plays Catherine, a gynecologist who suspects her flirtatious husband (Liam Neeson) is having an affair with one of his students. While at work Catherine observes Chloe entering and exiting hotels with several men so she can make a pretty good guess at Chloe's profession. Catherine decides to use Chloe as bait to see if her husband would submit to the temptation of an affair with Chloe.

And even though that is the basic storyline, there is so much more that is left unsaid; things Catherine thinks she knows but doesn't know about her husband, things Chloe knows about Catherine that Catherine herself doesn't even know; and in the middle of it all, the viewer who finds out we didn't know much at all about it all. The audience is pretty much kept in the dark as to what is really going on with Chloe until one small scene that immediately switches the direction of the movie. It's not one of those hokey melodramatic twists, but will definitely have you playing back the entire movie in your mind because it sheds everything in a new light. Chloe brags at the beginning of the film, in a voice-over narration, that she has the gift of intuiting what people want and need without it being said. She can be all things to all people. And unfortunately for Julianne Moore's character, Chloe is exactly right....just not in the way that you might initially think she is.

What makes this movie good is that it has layers. Just as in real life, people are inevitably much different than what they appear to be on the surface. In a lesser film, the characters and plot would be one-dimensional and by far less interesting.


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