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 Moore, Liam 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?