Director: Mary Harron Run Time: 101 min. Format: DCP Rating: R
Release Year: 2000
Starring: Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Samantha Mathis, Chloë Sevigny, Reese Witherspoon
In 1991, Bret Easton Ellis’ book American Psycho took the literary world by storm with its shocking depiction of the excesses of the 1980s as told through the devious actions of serial killer Patrick Bateman. Nearly a decade later, Mary Harron’s filmic adaptation of Patrick Bateman’s self-love, self-loathing, and precisely calculated murders took the narrative to the next level. The sterile performances of greedy capitalist nature of young Manhattan investment bankers, ambivalence mixed with serial killing, makes American Psycho makes 80s insanity a thrill to watch in any decade.