Thursday, February 18, 2010

Trailer of the Week: Chloe

Director Atom Egoyan became a critical darling after his 1997 film “The Sweet Hereafter” earned him Oscar nominations and the Grand Prize of the Jury at Cannes. In recent years, however, he’s been more famous for dressing up sleaze with an imprimatur of art, as in his critically-panned erotic thriller “Where the Truth Lies” and its infamous threesome scene. With “Chloe”, he seems to be continuing the trend. The film stars Julianne Moore as a wife who worries that her husband (Liam Neeson) may be cheating and hires a prostitute named Chloe (Amanda Seyfried) to test his fidelity. When it turns out that the husband is actually faithful, Chloe (kind of hilariously) pushes him into sex anyway. Naturally, the wife is pissed, which in turn leads Chloe to go all crazy bitch on everyone, which apparently means that there will be lesbian make-outs involving knives, internet stalking with sexy pictures, and Amanda Seyfried seriously creeping everyone out with freaky bugged-out eyeballs. I guess it’s possible that this might actually be a serious film or whatever, but I know I’m hoping for some uber-trashy “Notes on a Scandal”-style ish.

-Raj Ranade '10

1 comment:

RHG said...

whoa. looks über-dramatic. this one could be fun.