Rachael Newman has developed an interest for murders after she encountered psychopath Patrick Bateman. To further study the subject, she enrolls at the university department for Behavioural and Social Sciences, under the expert leadership of former FBI agent Robert Starkman. Very certain about herself, Rachael has one single goal: to become class assistant. It's a prestigious job as having that position will almost guarantee employment at the FBI. But becoming class assistant is no easy task to accomplish, as the first trouble arises when secretary Gerty Fleck decides she is too young for it. And Gerty Fleck won't be the only obstacle.Written by
Arnoud Tiele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(at around 1 min) Patrick Bateman is seen cutting the babysitter's dress strap. Shortly afterwards, strap appears intact. See more »
Clara was my babysitter. I was only 12 years old. Naive, and somewhat trusting. But all that was about to change. You know how some babysitters take you to the movies, or rollerblading in the park? Mine brought me along on a date with a serial killer. Patrick Bateman. Not my idea of a romantic evening. God, I mean look at her. All drugged-up and tied to a chair. I knew we should have gone to the movies.
At first I was scared. I wanted to get out of there as fast as I ...
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I confess I have not seen (yet) the first AMERICAN PSYCHO. But it *must* be better than this piece of garbage! As the title girl, Mila Kunis was unbelievably annoying, having a grating tone in her voice. Her bad dialogue, which included a lot of awful Freddy Krueger-like wisecracks and remarks, was equally annoying. The rest of the screenplay is ridiculous - though there are one or two twists, it is incredible that Kunis' character could get away with what she was doing for so long. The psychiatrist character in the end barely has any use at all. As well, it's easy to predict the ending.
Anything positive to say? Well, Shatner is bad, as expected, but at least his hammy performance delivers some welcome unintended laughs. And for what was a low budget, the movie does look fairly slick. And... uh... that's all I can think of. Speaking of "uh", those who watch the DVD edition of this movie will be infuriated by director Freeman's commentary, filled with too many utterances of "uhhhh....." (which make him sound like a complete idiot), as well as the fact that he can't seem to say ANYTHING of interest about the making of the movie, preferring instead to describe what's happening onscreen at the time!
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