Saturday, August 7, 2010

Chloe - DVD Review


Starring Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Max Theiriot and Nina Dobrev.
Directed by Atom Egoyan.

A good cast can disguise a bad movie for only so long.

Moore and Neeson are a married couple hitting a bit of a rough patch. Moore is sure her husband is cheating on her, and to prove it, she hires a prostitute (Seyfried) to come on to him and see if he takes the bait and tries to sleep with her. But eventually it becomes clear this is a Fatal Attraction rip-off.

The main three players bring gravitas to roles that might have benefitted from a more campy approach, but nothing could redeem those final fifteen minutes no matter what tone they opted for. If the climax concluded with one of them having magic powers, it would not have been less ridiculous.

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