I suppose, having not read the novel (and never intending to at this point), I can't note any discrepancies
between the two, and thusly anything I say is in reference solely to the movie randition of American Psycho
This film falls, and quite easily, into the most disturbing movies I've ever seen category. It's a mindfuck
, and though I could say I wish I hadn't watched it I'd be lying, because I could have left at any point during it. I didn't. I sat through the entire thing, and little parts of it made me want to cry
, other parts made me wonder about life in general. Anything that can make me think as this movie did, is worth watching
, but I wouldn't recommend it
to any of my friends for a few reasons.
The thing that does bother me, is how on earth does someone write things like that? How do you think such terribly messed up thoughts and not be a psycho
yourself? Granted, I guess it's possible to think absolutely anything and not actually want to act on it, or do it, but to meticulously
describe things like that and create what I would assume is an accurate portrayal of someone who is like that.. it seems entirely too strange
The reasons, though, that I wouldn't recommend it to my friends in particular.. it's too graphic
, it's too twisted, and it reflects reality just a little too much amidst all of the insanity and disturbingly calm
, settled chaos
. Sometimes I think we've enough to screw our minds around without something manufactured
solely to do that. Then again, maybe not
.. I wonder if this node even went anywhere.