Synopsis: In New York City in 1987, a handsome, young urban professional, Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), lives a second life as a gruesome serial killer by night. The cast is filled by the detective (Willem Dafoe), the fiance (Reese Witherspoon), the mistress (Samantha Mathis), the coworker (Jared Leto), and the secretary (Chloë Sevigny). This is a biting, wry comedy examining the elements that make a man a monster.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Actors: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage
Production: Lions Gate Films
  5 wins & 8 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.6
Metacritic:
64
Rotten Tomatoes:
68%
R
Year:
2000
102 min
Website
405 Views

McDERMOTT

Who is it then?

PRICE:

That's Paul Owen.

BATEMAN:

That's not Paul Owen. Paul Owen's on the other side of the

room. Over there.

He points to another handsome young man with slicked-back

hair and horn-rimmed glasses.

McDERMOTT

Who is he with?

PRICE:

(Distracted by the waitress's

cleavage as she bends over to

uncork a bottle of wine – the

waitress glares at him)

Some weasel from Kicker Peabody.

Van Patten returns.

VAN PATTEN:

They don't have a good bathroom to do coke in.

McDERMOTT

Are you sure that's Paul Owen over there?

PRICE:

Yes. McDufus, I am.

McDERMOTT

He's handling the Fisher account.

PRICE:

Lucky bastard.

McDERMOTT

Lucky Jew bastard.

BATEMAN:

Oh Jesus, McDermott, what does that have to do with

anything?

McDERMOTT

Listen. I've seen the bastard sitting in his office on the

phone with CEOs, spinning a fucking menorah. The

bastard brought a Hanukkah bush into the office last December.

BATEMAN:

You spin a dreidel, McDermott, not a menorah.

You spin a dreidel.

McDERMOTT

Oh my God. Bateman, do you want me to fry you up

some fucking potato pancakes? Some latkes?

BATEMAN:

No. Just cool it with the anti-Semitic remarks.

McDERMOTT

Oh I forgot. Bateman's dating someone from the

ACLU.

Price leans over and pats Bateman on the back.

PRICE:

The voice of reason. The boy next door. And speaking

of reasonable...

He shows McDermott the bill for the meal.

McDERMOTT

Only $470.

VAN PATTEN:

(Without irony)

Not bad.

The others murmur agreement. Four platinum Amex cards slap

down on the table.

INT. LIMOUSINE - NIGHT

Bateman is pouring vintage champagne into flutes. Price is

lighting up a cigar.

McDERMOTT

Last week I picked up this Vassar chick-

VAN PATTEN:

Oh God, I was there. I don't need to hear this

story again.

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Mary Harron

Mary Harron (born January 12, 1953) is a Canadian filmmaker and screenwriter best known for her films I Shot Andy Warhol, American Psycho and The Notorious Bettie Page. more…

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