Monday, March 29, 2010

Chloe Review

If the one you love was lying to you, how far would you go to find out the truth?

Remaking the French film Natalie, director Atom Egoyan uses an A-list cast to spice up this sleek, sexy and erotic story about how very rich people deal with infidelity and their lack of trust.

A friend of mine told me about this movie and after seeing the trailer I was immediately intrigued. Chloe (Amanda Seyfried) is one of those fantasy call girls who has an odd idealistic philosophy about her job. She brags about how skilled she is. To Chloe it’s a calling - like missionary work in a third world country.

Beautiful, wealthy, intelligent gynecologist Catherine (Julianne Moore) has everything, from a successful career, a beatuful home and a talented teenage son. She has all.... except her husband’s attention. Her professor husband David Stewart (Liam Neeson) is a big flirt.
You would think Catherine has long ago accepted David’s flirting and/or talked to him about it. However, it's her constant, silent suffering that's been going on for 20 years instead.

Catherine feels unloved, unattractive and old. Her fabulous house and successful career mean nothing to her. So what does she do when she thinks David is having an affair? She does what any sensible, wealthy woman would do of course. She hires a beautiful, young call girl to meet and tease her husband just to see how far he will go. Chloe likes the idea, sets it in motion and keeps meeting up with Catherine to tell her every little dirty detail. The triangle takes a swift turn when Chloe seduces Catherine. Trying to end this new twist, Catherine ruthlessly dismisses Chloe with a personal check.

I don't want to spoil the ending, so I'll stop there. I didn't expect to love this movie as much as I did. It was dark and intense, thrilling and erotic. It does a great job going into the mind of someone who has very little to no trust. And I love how it touches base on the fact that you can't so simply buy your way out of problems. There's a lot of little underlining messages that come up throughout the movie, which I loved. Moore, Neeson and Seyfried are all amazing in this movie. And the sexual tension between Moore and Seyfried is erotic and bold.


What did you think?


JFun said...

Now I REALLY want to see it! I'm glad you liked it so much. I love those to ladies. That poster is pretty rad too.

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