8.12.11

Film: Chloe


Atom Egoyan is a famous film maker, in Canada.  One of my top favorite movies of all times is The Sweet Hereafter (1997)- if you haven't seen it I highly recommend you do, it is one of those stories that stays with you.  Last night I watched Chloe (2009), touted as an erotic thriller.  The film stars Julianne MooreLiam Neeson, and Amanda Seyfried- an amazing cast in my opinion.  Amanda Seyfried who I best recognize as the oldest daughter in Big Love is an amazing actress and has a sexy big lipped look about her.   
The film takes place in Toronto not far from where I grew up- in fact Atom Egoyan lives right in my parents neighborhood.  It was really awesome seeing various scenes form Yorkville, The Royal Ontario Museum and Queen Street West.  The snow and cold reminded me of how glad I am to live in the South West!  
As I mentioned this film is considered an erotic thriller, a label that I don't like.  It feel that the expectations and the audience that such a label attracts is not the same audience who would enjoy the intricate layered relationships which contribute so much more to the story. The film is about a high end call girl Chloe, who is hired by a woman in an attempt to seduce her husband to gauge his faithfulness to her.  As is typical in a tragedy- the characters ultimate demise is rooted in the bad decisions and choices they make.  
Watching the film to see the architecture and design of the house Julianne Moore and Liam Neeson's characters live in- is alone worth watching the film. 


Have you seen Chloe?
What do you think of the Erotic Thriller genre? 

11 comments:

demie said...

this one i have been wantning to see for quite a while now... i love Julianne Moore and Liam Neeson...
i prefer erotic thriller or in general thrillers that play with your mind and not with your stomach - i mean the bloody ones... ; )

la petite coquine said...

HA-their house was absolutely the most thrilling part of that movie for me, too!

Pearl said...

I would see this. The genre -- well, let's just say that I trust Julianne and Liam and would see it based on that.

Pearl

mummybites said...

Ah just deleted my long winded reply.

In summary:

Can't wait to watch Chloe.

Love erotic thrillers.

Watched AutoErotic the other day and it's raw and likely not as polished as Chloe but worth a late night, commercial free, viewing.

Thank you for the review!!

Andrea said...

This looks so cool, I'm a huge Amanda Seyfried fan I totally want to see this!

oh,henry! said...

i saw this film, because i am addicted to julianne moore and i like how the story goes. it's something what rolling stones put wonderfully together: you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need.

and - i don't mind the genre, as long as the movie is good...

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I am now worried about myself. I was thinking I should try the film until I read your description of the plot and realized I'VE SEEN IT. At least I remember that I liked it :)

nunu said...

i love every film you recommend and am very fond of this cast too. i'll watch it asap and think of your hometown. will it give me nightmares though? just askin'.. i have an overactive imagination.

Elisa said...

I saw this movie with hubby. we both like Liam and Julianne. I thought it was a good movie.

Lady Grey said...

I haven't even heard of this film (I'm very out-of-the-loop these days, living in the north)... but thanks for the recommendation. I will definitely check it out (especially since it takes place in Toronto!).
xo

LatteLisa said...

I haven't seen that one, thanks for the tip!

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