Aneesh Chaganty

Movie #162 Chloe

In Uncategorized on March 13, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Movie #162 Chloe

(2009, US/Canada, d. Atom Egoyan)

I think a part of the reason I tuned out of the film early was because I called the third act twist within the first 7 minutes. So naturally, I viewed everything as a sort of buildup to an obvious conclusion. But after awhile, I realized that had I not known or come to my conclusion (which turned out to be very true), the movie could have been a very thrilling ride. Led by an exceptionally talented cast, including Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, and Amanda Seyfried, Chloe is an incredibly erotic thriller that will take the average viewer on many, many twists and turns. Very reminiscent of Steve Shill’s 2009 film Obsessed with a little Basic Instinct thrown in there, one of the best parts of the film is that Atom Egoyan decided to direct characters rather than thrilling set-pieces. Though they’re not original characters or even unknown to the genre, one can’t shake off the feeling that Egoyan is adding layers of realism to these people. Marketed like a cheap erotic thriller, Chloe is a very rare piece of filmmaking: a mainstream art-house erotic thriller. Largely going unnoticed by American audiences, if you’re okay with the intense visuals (I figure most people are) and are looking for a thrill, this movie is definitely worth the ride.

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