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Chloe (2009)

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Suspecting her husband of infidelity, gynecologist Dr. Catherine Stewart hires an escort named Chloe in order to test his faithfulness. Soon, the relationships between all three intensify.

Director:

Atom Egoyan

Writers:

Erin Cressida Wilson (screenplay), Anne Fontaine (motion picture "Nathalie")
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julianne Moore ... Catherine Stewart
Liam Neeson ... David Stewart
Amanda Seyfried ... Chloe
Max Thieriot ... Michael Stewart
R.H. Thomson ... Frank
Nina Dobrev ... Anna
Mishu Vellani ... Receptionist
Julie Khaner ... Bimsy
Laura de Carteret ... Alicia (as Laura De Carteret)
Natalie Lisinska ... Eliza
Tiffany Lyndall-Knight ... Trina (as Tiffany Knight)
Meghan Heffern ... Miranda
Tamsen McDonough ... Waitress
Kathryn Kriitmaa ... Waitress 2
Arlene Duncan ... Party Guest
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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 the perfect 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.

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


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

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Trivia

Screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson wrote the part of Catherine specifically with Julianne Moore in mind. See more »

Goofs

When Catherine is climbing the stairs at the end when Chloe and Michael are in her bed, she yells "Michael," but both times she's actually saying "David." See more »

Quotes

Catherine Stewart: What's your name?
Chloe: Chloe.
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Crazy Credits

Daniel Pellerin (with thanks for 25 years of great work, from Atom) See more »


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Spring, The Four Seasons
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory (Toronto)
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Textbook Egoyan
18 July 2010 | by MaxBorg89See all my reviews

If anyone was suited for remaking the French film Nathalie, it was Atom Egoyan, whose deeply twisted and occasionally perverse studies of sexuality, expressed through an apparently cold directorial eye, go hand in hand with a script that emphasized words over images (though there is a bit more flesh in the English-language transition). Hence the rather brilliant Chloe, whose prime accomplishment lies in its being less showy and pretentious than the director's previous foray into erotic secrets, the ambitious Where the Truth Lies.

Set in Egoyan's home town of Toronto, Chloe tells the story of the eponymous call girl (Amanda Seyfried) who is hired by gynecologist Catherine Stewart (Julianne Moore) when the latter starts to suspect her husband (Liam Neeson) is having an affair. Chloe's job is to casually approach him and see if he falls for her charm, thus indicating his propensity for adultery. However, as the girl's reports get more and more graphic, Catherine realizes she has put herself in an awkward position, one that it will be difficult to get out of.

A fascinating hybrid between psychological drama and erotic thriller (there's a vague hint of Fatal Attraction throughout the movie), Chloe is a rarity due to its attempt to analyze sex and its consequences without necessarily resorting to openly titillating imagery (a characteristic Egoyan shares with another Canadian maestro, David Cronenberg). The only downside of this approach is the same flaw that was much more evident in Where the Truth Lies, namely a deliberately slow pace that affects the thriller aspects but enhances the emotional poignancy, something that comes off as a paradox given the seemingly cold subject matter.

Furthermore, there is no coldness to be found in the carefully crafted performances: Neeson and Moore play the troubled couple with conviction, especially when things start getting more complicated (Moore's suspicious wife is a tour de force turn that should have received some award recognition), but the heart of the film lies, quite predictably, in Seyfried's hands, and she rises to the challenge by proving that she can do Big Love-style quality work on the big screen, embodying a complex, intriguing character light years away from her roles in Mamma Mia! and Mean Girls.

Overall, Chloe is a very good movie: sexy without being gratuitous, psychological without getting pompous and, like its title character, delightfully surprising.


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Language:

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Release Date:

10 March 2010 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$900,688, 28 March 2010

Gross USA:

$3,075,255

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,808,880
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