I would recommend this film to anyone... except my grandmother.
The only thing not so good was the sound, I think Madacy Entertainment could have done a better job on this DVD release.
The ghost of Dormer was extremely well done as well as the logic of the whole story. The scene near the end when all the information had to be given to Burr was a bit awkward, but worked. The bottom line: great story, but not so great direction/editing. The credit goes to the writers, Nicolaj and Eric.
loving it. Just think of someone of the opposite sex you've been
interrested in but didn't get. Memento is something of that nature.
it is a tragedy that tells us the main character is on a doomed path
but doesn't show it. That has never been considered as a good
filmmaking. Split second sceenes that most people miss and lame
unraveling of his tragic state is not convincing. The filmmaker should
have thought out how to show what Teddy tells in the end. And why
did Leonard attack some people and not others? He forgets where
he is, but doesn't forget who the enemy is. Is attacking a default
mode in his character? Those stylish tattoos were also unconvincing,
he could have placed them all on his right arm. Then he wouldnt have
to undress to remember something. And Teddy, why was he helping
Lenny to kill innocent people? Ask the filmmaker...
If you find a film confusing and complicated it is because the
filmmaker doesn't know what he is doing. That is probably the case
scene at Dorsia when Bateman has no reservation and pretends to be someone else. It is a key element in the
book; one has to find out his limits. I also missed the urinal
cake scene. It is a vivid example of his emptiness and
cruelty. In fact there was to little of his relationship with
Evelyn in the movie. There could also have been more of
his voice on all the things filling his existence, clothing,
tech, women etc. Lack of this makes the movie a bit slow
It seems that Batemans attitude towards women was dampened in the film, in the book he is much more sarcastic and sometimes funny. I missed the comments on his secretary. Maybe it has something to do with the fact
that the director is a woman.
The soundtrack is brilliant and reminds me of Hitchcock.
The girls wardrobe was a disappointment, they all seemed
out of style, even for the eighties. Somehow beautiful girls
(Reese Witherspoon, Samantha Mathis) loose their sex appeal. In general the over all look of the picture seems to
be suffering from a low budget.
Christian Bale does a wonderful job on being Bateman, his
vampire-like mouth and expressions signaling insanity are
But most important: Thanks for not ruining one of my favorite novels.