American Psycho

American Psycho

A FILM BY: Mary Harron
WRITTEN BY: Bret Easton Ellis (novel), Mary Harron (screenplay), Guinevere Turner (screenplay)
STARRING: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas

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Despite Gloria Steinem’s disagreements, director Mary Harron and screenwriter Guinevere Turner have always stood by their adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel American Psycho as a feminist work. The film follows the ever-so-vain Patrick Bateman—a successful Wall Street investment banker by day, and an unhinged murderer by night—as he slips further and further into psychosis. Anchored by a blood chilling (and, at times, hilarious) performance from Christian Bale, and rounded out by the likes of Willem Dafoe, Chloë Sevigny, Reese Witherspoon, and Justin Theroux, American Psycho remains an impeccably crafted deep dive into the mind of a serial killer.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2000
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 101 mins
Format: Digital