Before I dive any deeper into this mind numbing, but brilliant film, Christian Bale deserves some much deserved praise for his performance in American Psycho. I can’t imagine anyone else playing Patrick Bateman. Personally, I believe that great acting comes down to the little details, and here, Christian Bale makes every second count! (It doesn’t hurt that he’s good looking, too).
Films that keep you guessing and force you to enter a part of your brain that’s unfamiliar are worth watching. American Psycho is exceptional for a list of reasons, but primarily for it’s ability to make you THINK.
If you’re looking for a popcorn movie, this is not it (although popcorn tastes great with any movie). I will warn you however, this film relies heavily on satire. It’s abundant in dark humor and there will be times where you might experience some visual discomfort, but it’s worth every bit of it. The standard for creativity is evidently high, the film is executed brilliantly, and it successfully leaves you with something many modern movies rarely leave you with: enlightened.
Go ahead and watch the film. Do you think Christian Bale is simply an american psycho, or is he on to something? What do you think of the ending?