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American Psycho (2000)
Falls Short of the Book
To say the least, this movie really falls short of the book. I was a huge fan of the book and have read it two or three times. Easton Ellis did a masterful piece at painting descriptions and being as graphic as possible. While it would have been impossible to include every element of the 300+ page book, the movie fell short of my expectations. Bale did a fantastic job as Bateman, but outside of that, I couldn't really point out any other top notch performances. With the bad acting and the forced details, it just seemed like a terrible attempt to capture Easton Ellis' masterpiece.
My favorite scene of the movie was the business card scene, which captured the jealous Bateman had perfectly, but again, outside of that there was nothing entirely special. The prostitute murder scene was stupid, the laundry scene was decent, the dinners were boring and contrived. This movie really could have been something special if they put ANY effort into it, but sadly, they did not.
For that, I must give it 5 stars. The 7.4 rating is an absolute joke and this is coming from arguably the biggest fan of the book.