Summary: I have just watched the Making Of interviews on the DVD of Chloe and am mystified as to why the director and screenwriter make absolutely no mention of the original French film "Nathalie" upon which Chloe is based. In fact, the American screenwriter has copied many of the words and situations directly from the original version, including the wife's profession of gynaecologist. I think this has to be the worst form of plagiarism ever.
Excerpt: Sensational performances from Julianne Moore (as the insecure wife Catherine) and Amanda Seyfriend (the eclectic promiscuous hooker named Chloe). I really don’t see Liam Neeson in his role as the playboy husband David. Really felt his image and reputation always matches a protagonist. Veteran artists were solid, the cinematography was decent and soundtrack was well utilized.
Summary: Iiii loved this movie. :D. The acting was fucking awesome, especially when it comes to Amanda Seyfried's performance as Chloe. The budget is high, the acting as I said is great, very realistic, it pulls you in and holds onto you until the very end. This movie was not predictable OR cliche, and the ending was awesome. Just wow. :)) REALLY good. The twist is NOT what you expect it to be.
Summary: Not a bad movie, definitely could have been better and more action-y and the end could have been significantly more interesting, but it really isn't horrible as one might assume. Julianne Moore is always fantastic, as is Liam Neeson, but he didn't have much screen time in this one. Probably the best role I've seen Amanda Seyfriend in, I see in her in a whole new light now. A very perculiar but very interesting film.
Summary: Wants to be an edgy thriller, but can't quite make the grade. Although I think both Amanda Seyfried and Julianne Moore did a good job with their characters, the whole story was just too predictable and kind of ridiculous.
Summary: If anyone was suited for remaking the French film Nathalie, it was Atom Egoyan, whose deeply twisted and occasionally perverse studies of sexuality, expressed through an apparently cold directorial eye, go hand in hand with a script that emphasized words over images (though there is a bit more flesh in the English-language transition).
'I must find something, no matter how small, that I can love...'
15 July 2010
Summary: Atom Egoyan ('The Sweet Hereafter', 'Ararat', 'Where the Truth Lies') has a gift for setting up cinematic surveillance of private encounters and studying the results of an incident on everyone witnessing it. In CHLOE he has engaged the services of Erin Cressida Wilson to adapt the French film NATHALIE by Anne Fontaine to place it on this side of the pond.
Something A LOT different for Amanda Seyfried....6.5/10
24 May 2010
Summary: This film reminded me of the 90's wave of erotic thrillers. It's got all the elements, including a healthy dose of softcore sex scenes which surprised me because Amanda Seyfried has such an endearing, innocent look about her. But she's such a good actress though that this doesn't prevent her from convincingly playing the role of seductive call girl Chloe.
Summary: When David (Liam Neeson) misses his flight home from New York and, as a result, the surprise party his wife Catherine (Julianne Moore) has planned for him, Catherine is forced to swallow her disappointment and any suspicions and return to the waiting guests. Reading a text message sent to David's phone the following morning from one of his female students, Catherine's fear grows.