• Publication date: December 27, 2012

American Psycho

Based on Bret Easton Ellis' notorious novel, 'American Psycho 'makes a backdrop of New York's Wall Street while taking place in Reagan's 'me, myself & I' 80s America. Patrick Bateman is a Wall Street investor working at his father's company- trading by day, then by night feeding his psychotic alter-ego by continuing his gruesome rape, torture, and murder spree, of people he may know, as well as total strangers. When Bateman murders one of his associates, over envy that he has a better business card, detective Kimball starts asking him questions, and Bateman starts feeling that it's only a matter of time before his alter-ego is revealed...

Based on Bret Easton Ellis' notorious novel, 'American Psycho 'makes a backdrop of New York's Wall Street while taking place in Reagan's 'me, myself & I' late 80s America.

Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) is a Wall Street investor working at his father's company- trading by day, then by night he feeds his psychotic alter-ego as he continues his gruesome rape, torture, and murder spree, of both people he may know, as well as total strangers.

When Bateman murders one of his associates (Jared Leto), over envy that he has a better business card, detective Kimball (Willem Dafoe) starts asking him questions, and Bateman starts feeling that it's only a matter of time before his alter-ego is revealed...

This image-obsessed, yuppie, who is religious over his exercise and beauty routine, is director Mary Harron's critique of the hollow, materialistic, consumerist and status-symbol-driven vanity, that plagued the 80s culture and continues to plague contemporary America still.

Starring:

  • Christian Bale
  • Willem Dafoe
  • Jared Leto
  • Josh Lucas
  • Samantha Mathis
  • Chloë Sevigny
  • Cara Seymour
  • Justin Theroux
  • Reese Witherspoon

Directed by:  Mary Harron

Rating:  R for strong violence, sexuality, drug use and language.