Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson
Director: Atom Egoyan
Genres: Indie & Art House, Mystery & Suspense
A missed flight...a lack of intimacy...guarded secrets... To Catherine (Julianne Moore), every detail suggests that her husband David (Liam Neeson) has been unfaithful. But there's only one way to know for sure. Catherine ... more »
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Sabrina F. from ARLINGTON, MA
Reviewed on 10/11/2010...
I don't think Meryl Streep was in Fatal Attraction....
2 of 7 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jeremy A. from REISTERSTOWN, MD
Reviewed on 7/27/2010...
This makes it clear that Amanda Seyfried is trying to be the next Meryl Streep. This is clearly a next millennium variation on Fatal Attraction. Not bad, but far from great.
1 of 8 member(s) found this review helpful.
David B. Pinon | EL PASO, TEXAS, US | 09/20/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Amanda Seyfried has come a long way from Mean Girls to establish herself as a versatle actress. This was truly a great suspense movie and well diguised till the end. It had a great cast and was a well put together movie."
Erotic Thriller/Character Drama, with Great Performances...
Benjamin J Burgraff | Las Vegas | 09/27/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Atom Egoyan's "Chloe" will not appeal to all tastes, despite a healthy dose of eroticism (and tasteful nudity), as it is really an examination of love, aging and insecurity, and how our imagination fills in the blanks when passion wanes. The thriller aspect is actually quite predictable, and a bit disappointing, but it doesn't take away from what truly makes the film work; the terrific triangle of Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, and, in a breakout performance, Amanda Seyfried, in the title role.
Moore is a gynecologist slipping into middle age, with a still-hunky college professor husband (Neeson), and a teen-aged son who hates her (Max Thieriot, in a role which, unfortunately, largely ended up on the cutting room floor). When hubby skips out on his surprise birthday party, and she finds a photo of him with a sexy student on his cell phone, she assumes the worst; rather than simply confront him, she hires a cute young prostitute (Seyfried), to seduce him, and prove his infidelity. Seyfried confirms Moore's darkest fears, saying that he, albeit reluctantly, responded to her advances. Rather than cut things off, however, Moore, aroused by the thought of her husband's actions, pays to continue the seduction. A bizarre romantic triangle plays out; the hooker provides erotically-charged, graphic details, while becoming increasingly attracted to the wife, who, in her anguished, yet obvious physical arousal by the accounts, responds to the sexual advances of the hooker. Seyfried conveys all this with a combination of sexual savvy and wide-eyed wonder, and watching her bend the sophisticated Moore to her own sexual will, leading to a very intimate, well-played seduction scene, is ultimately, the real climax of the film.
Unfortunately, the plot then slides into melodrama, involving the husband and son, loads of guilt, unrequited love, and predictable tragedy. It is a let-down, as I said, but certainly doesn't ruin the overall pleasure of this film.
Atom Egoyan's films are always well-crafted and provocative; this is a rare case of the director working from someone else's screenplay (by "Secretary" screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson), and the end result, while flawed, is still superior to most of what I've seen on screens over the past couple of years. Certainly worth owning!"
Mistrust, like many doors, sees us sometimes walk through
Donna Haston | Over the Sea, Under the Ocean | 10/05/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A chance meeting sets some things into motion - one of those being the testing of a husband's faith. See, a married man misses a flight home, missing his surprise party in the process. This makes his wife wonder what he was up to, and a text with a picture of a young girl makes her wonder even more. solution: in the bathroom, on a night out, the wife meets a girl named Chloe. She seems nice enough and claims to be clean and that sets the wife's mind into motion. she decides to take Chloes and get her to tempt her husband. The problem is that she doesn't know Chloe or know anything about what she wants at all, making things turn out to be - complex and then some.
When I sat down to watch Chloe, I thought I had already seen a million movies like it. The cheating husband and the not-so-blind wife, the person hired to bring it all into focus, and then the drama. The problem was that this is not the story at all - it only seems to be.
I personally liked the cast to this movie and, honestly, I thought the twist with excellent. I cannot talk about it much, but can say with certainty that I really didn't see it all coming. There were a few parts i thought I knew and a few i could have guessed, but this movie was complex because humans are complex. It also talks about so many things that we forget; sometimes there can be purity in so many things, emotions in even the toughest seeming rock, and when we forget that we sometimes forget pieces of who we want to be.
If you have yet to see this movie, you shouldn't wait. It is good and it is interesting and it can surprise you. I watched with singularity in my focus, not knowing, and the end paid me back for that. I personally laughed when i noticed how wrong I was, too, and thought "I am soo glad I caught this." Watch it and see what I mean - you will be drawn into it all when you see the thing in action."