Chloe (R) 96 minutes B
The Fatal Attraction of Beautiful People: What's Love Got To Do With It?
Starring Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried and Max Thieriot.
Chloe feels a lot like a guilty pleasure; a wonderfully crafted b-movie specific to my liking and not for everyone.
It's dark, dreary, erotic and I'll admit... far-fetched and fabricated. Yet it's a helluva spectacle to watch and I'm not just talking about the sexual content. Visually it's best appreciated on the big screen to really feel the sense of loss, isolation and desperation. All of which is radiated by Julianne Moore.
I'm a Julianne Moore fan- I'd rank her among my top ten favorite actresses of all time, number one or two in regards to intrigue and interesting roles, not to mention her beauty, elegance and sex appeal (did I mention she's pushing 50).
Here she plays a gynecologist who suspects her husband (Neeson) of infidelity. Naturally she hires a drop dead gorgeous call girl (Seyfried) to seduced him and a variety of mind f*cks, deceptions and a fatal attraction occurs.
The title character is played by Amanda Seyfried, a talented up and coming actress who you might know from the films Mamma Mia!, Dear John and Jennifer's Body or from the HBO series Big Love. But chances are you've never seen her like this. She is sure to be one of the best actresses on the planet one day but until then, WOW!
Anyway, most critics didn't care much for this film (except for Roger Ebert) and it's definitely not for everyone. That being said, I really enjoyed the film despite some obvious flaws.