Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Chloe [2009]

Catherine Stewart (Julianne Moore) thinks her husband (Liam Neeson) is cheating on her – so she hires an escort (Amanda Seyfried) to flirt with him and see if he’d take the bait.

I’m not exactly sure what drew me to this movie – but I rented it and watched it – and it turned out to be pretty good. I like that it’s a simple concept – if I were to explain any more of the film in my description – it loses some of the simple logical twists (as well as probably the most illogical twist at the end). The story kept my attention as it unfolded quite nicely – instead of ramrodding you through each element. I thought the acting was quite well done – I think Julianne Moore showed a great amount of depth in her various stages of frustration in her relationship to the distant Liam Neeson. I thought Amanda Seyfried was good – but it’s a role that doesn’t require too much more than a good look and a willingness to be naked – and though it’s the title role – I didn’t feel like it was an amazing role – but that could easily be because Julianne Moore nailed her role so much better. The pacing and direction took a soft hand – and though I felt it could’ve been more of a seductive film – it worked.

I’m going to give Chloe a - 4 out of 5

Directed by Atom Egoyan

1 comment:

  1. Great post dude - sure does make my hometown look sexy, don't it??

    Pity about that final scene though, especially given how much I loved the scene before it where Neeson and Moore are talking things out...with the sound of the streetcars passing behind them standing in for exhausted sighs.