Really awful film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' already pretty mediocre book. The capable cast just looks bored as they sleepwalk through inane attempts at deep and profound social commentary. What should be played satirically comes across stone-cold sober, making this a dull, lifeless dud.
Amber Heard joked on Top Gear recently that the only reason to see this movie was her frequent nudity. Sadly, she's not wrong - this was a TERRIBLE movie! Vacant, cold and entirely superficial, and while it's just half the length of Short Cuts - a central inspiration for director Gregor Jordan - it felt like twice the length of Altman's masterpiece. A glacial bore of a film.
This film is incredible. It is so dark and empty, so vacant of any soul. I know people who live this exact lifestyle, and it scares the living life out of me. Empathy and heartache for their meaningless and superficial lives. This film portrays that so well. At points it made me want to vomit, cry & walk out. A true glimpse into how some people lead their lives. Like ‘The Butterfly Effect’ on steroids. Brilliant.
This film is quite stylish but it doesn’t disguise the fact of how bad the film is in quality.
The film has a great arrangement of stars who all seem to be in this film as a form of a comeback… read review
Author Bret Easton Ellis completely resonates with me. Actually, I’m not sure I can make that statement since I’ve never read a book by him, despite having most on my shelf. Where his characters have… read review