AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000)
A film by Mary Harron.
Cast: : Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas.
A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Form the novel, Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 best seller. It was snatched up for Oliver Stone, who planned to star Leonardo DiCaprio, before ending up back in Harron’s arms with Christian Bale in the lead. The film regards the male executive lifestyle with the devotion of a fetishist. There is a scene where a group of businessmen compare their business cards, discussing the wording, paper thickness, finish, embossing, engraving and typefaces, and they might as well be discussing their phalli. Their sexual insecurity is manifested as card envy. They carry on to discuss about their clothes, offices, salary and to be able to get good table at restaurant. One of the film’s running jokes is that Bateman looks so much like one of his colleagues (Jared Leto) that they are mistaken for each other. The film and the book are notorious because Bateman murders a lot of people in nasty ways. Basicely Bateman works on wall street by day and by night he his a serial killer. Bateman fell an emptiness that he need to fill in order to fill it he kills . Incredible performance by the lead actor(Cristian Bale).