AMERICAN PSYCHO

Director Mary Harron
Year 2000
Starring Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Willem Dafoe
Rating R
Run Time 102min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 13 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 13 will be allowed.

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“Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh, my God. It even has a watermark.”

Before Christian Bale was the savior of Gotham, he was the chainsaw-wielding, business-card slinging scourge of Manhattan. Caught during the height of American Yuppieism in the late 80's, Patrick Bateman finds himself surrounded by friends that he hates and a culture he can’t stand. Can anyone blame him for allowing his nightly bloodlust to overflow into the day?

It’s hard to imagine anyone aside from Christian Bale lecturing a soon-to-be victim on the cultural undertones found within Huey Lewis and The News’ “Hip to be Square,” all while wearing a raincoat and holding an incredibly shiny axe. But, what now seems meant to be almost wasn’t! The role was originally offered to none other than Leonardo DiCaprio. However, due to his newfound fame within the teenaged female demographic, Leo’s managers felt that a stint as a sociopathic mass murderer might somehow taint his image. I guess a career in murders and executions isn’t for everyone.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to return some videotapes. (Wylee Wooldridge)
 

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