Camden College. Sean Bateman is the younger brother of depraved Wall Street broker Patrick Bateman. He's also a drug dealer who owes a lot of money to "fellow" dealer Rupert Guest, as well as a well-known womanizer, for he sleeps with nearly half of the female population on campus. Lauren Hynde is, technically, a virgin. She's saving herself for her shallow boyfriend, Victor Johnson, who's left the States to backpack across Europe. Her slutty roommate, Lara, has the hots for Victor as well. Paul Denton, who used to date Lauren, is openly bisexual and attracted to Mitchell Allen, who's dating Candice to prove to Paul that he's not gay. Sean loves Lauren. Paul loves Sean. And Lauren may love Sean.Written by
Filmed at the University of Redlands in Southern California. The crew added fake snow for the winter shots. They filmed three different dorms: Bekins, Grossmont, and Fairmont. Each dorm was given a different name in the film. In the opening credits, the students all run out of two huge double doors as if they just left class. In reality, the double doors are those of the Chapel. See more »
The label on the whiskey bottle that Sean is swigging from throughout the party changes from a generic label in close-ups to Jack Daniels in the long shots. See more »
and it's a story that might bore you, but you don't have to listen, because I always knew it was going to be like that.
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The credits run backwards, starting with the disclaimer ("Any similarity to persons living or dead...") and rolling upwards to end with the cast. See more »
The version released on video/DVD in the UK was heavily cut (even with an 18 cert) for the suicide sequence:
To obtain this category cuts of 1m 34s were required., some or all of these cuts were substitutions. The cuts were Compulsory.
A cut was required to a scene in which a teenage girl slits her wrists, on the grounds that the technique used is not widely known and is potentially more likely to result in death than the more common method, in line with the Video Recordings Act 1984, and BBFC Guidelines and Policy
I'm embarrassed to say I actually took the two hours out of my day to watch this movie. I'm trying to find the words to describe my utter distaste for... well... just about everything in this stupid flick.
I find not one redeeming quality in this horridly-produced film. Perhaps if I watch it in reverse it will make more sense.
The film leaves you with no sense of completion, no regard for any single one of the characters, no development per se except this philosophy: that nobody can be known. Well that's just great. Thanks.
If you're looking for porno, you can find it online. If you're looking for drugs, walk down the street looking for someone sniffing around a bit WAY too much and trying to look like he's big stuff. If you want to see people commit suicide... well, that's just sick and wrong. Don't see this movie.
I think the producers are trying to make viewers come away with a complete distaste for the movie, a quality I have not seen in any other movie. Congratulations. You get the uniqueness award. It worked. But if I'm looking to be offended, I typically don't have to dish out my hard-earned <ahem> cash to do so.
To be perfectly honest, this movie wasn't worth the buck I spent at the dollar theater to watch it. I came out of there thinking that perhaps they would offer me some reimbursement for my time.
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