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: I like director Atom Egoyen and I like Amanda Seyfried, I expected better but it's still a good movie. It's an adaptation of a French film where a suspecting wife hires an escort to test the husbands fidelity. Plot wise, Egoyan's version is a little more twisted than the original, which has Emmanuelle Beart playing the lead role, in the end the movie is a mix of the original french title called "Nathalie" and the American film "Poison Ivy".
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.
Excerpt: Movie: I enjoyed this movie, wife did too (I think) but was a little off-put by the sheer amount of nudity in the movie. The acting is good, there is some suspense and intrigue, and some good plot twists. It actually seems pretty straightforward at first until you start to question the reality of the situation. The character development is strong as the 3 main characters are constantly being fleshed out and exposed and explored from different angles.
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.
Excerpt: I didn't know what to expect from this movie-It runs along the lines of Obsessed and Fatal Attraction..Good acting-Good storyline-Tho I wish the ending had been done different-Looks super on blu-Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried look better naked than I thought they would by the way.-Audio--Well, its all dialog...Worth a rental at least..Don't know that you'd enjoy it or get much out of it the second time around...
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).