American Psycho (2000)Patrick Bateman is a homicidal maniac working on the New York stock exchange. His reasons for killing are debatable, such as extreme envy of fellow co-workers, material obsession, pure hatred or simply no other reason than complete insanity. His lunacy escalates throughout the film, killing at least 20 people in the process, including models, homeless people, co-workers, friends, and anyone else who stands in his way, be it rage, jealousy, or something else. The only person who he seems to sympathies with is his secretary, Jean, who eventually he can't help but have a desire to murder her. Many times, Patrick can't tell whether these events are real, or simply part of a psychotic delusion brought on by his problems.
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Directed by: Mary Harron
The cast includes: Christian Bale (Patrick Bateman), Justin Theroux (Timothy Price), Josh Lucas (Craig McDermott), Bill Sage (David Van Patten), Chloë Sevigny (Jean), Reese Witherspoon (Evelyn Williams), Samantha Mathis (Courtney Rawlinson)
MPAA rating: , Running time: 97 minutes
Presented in: Color
Awards: (2000) National Board of Review - Special Mention for Excellence in Filmmaking (win) -
Related categories: Horror