|Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman. Sorry. Couldn't resist.|
Brent recommended American Psycho to us. Brent, you owe me an hour of my life back!! Why only an hour? Well, because that's all I watched. I literally sat there watching it resenting the time it was sapping from my life. The rest of the time I spent trying to diagnose Patrick.
Was he a narcissist and a sociopath? Did he have anti-social personality disorder or was he just a psychopath? What happened to him as a child? Did he meet criteria for autism spectrum disorder because of the attention to detail and routine nature of his functioning?
Problem was, even that didn't entertain me enough. Initially, I thought I would love it. It seemed over the top funny and I loved the 80s soundtrack. I must admit, watching Christian Bale naked most of the time was not too hard to take! Then, American Psycho just became bizarre. I didn't get it either.
Is it true that this 'cult film' is also a musical stage production? Honestly, who would waste their time?
I read somewhere that our favourite Leo DiCaprio was cast in the role of Patrick. Hmmm. Dodged a bullet there Leo!
Having read your review, I see I must have missed the most action-packed 30 minutes of the movie. Will I regret my decision to stop watching? I don't think so.
I give it a 2/10. Sorry America.