American Psycho

American Psycho ★★★★★

Is that a raincoat?

Story-time! So when I was a teenager, I went through a big Christian Bale phase and I saw this on a late-night channel and felt like it was fate. Needless to say, I was curled up in my bed watching a tiny box tv and it got to the point where Patrick Bateman is in flagrante with some ladies and he's watching himself in the mirror. This is where I was just freaked out. I can't remember what compelled me to turn it off but I think that was the moment that the sense of dread overwhelmed me. Or I was too young and prudish. Not sure why but that memory stuck with me.

I kind of missed the point but I have grown and learned so much since then. This is a pitch black comedy and it's hilarious. You shouldn't be laughing but you can't help it, because Mary Harron is a freaking genius. Endlessly quotable and pointedly satirical. I love the savage conversations.

As far as adaptations go I can't fault this for taking the source material (the book is so messed up!) and crafting something different and unique.

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