American Psycho is a 2000 American black comedy slasher film co-written and directed by Mary Harron, based on Bret Easton Ellis's 1991 novel of the same name. It stars Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Chloë Sevigny, Samantha Mathis, Cara Seymour, Justin Theroux, Guinevere Turner, Reg E. Cathey and Reese Witherspoon.
In 1987, wealthy New York investment banker Patrick Bateman’s life revolves around dining at trendy restaurants while keeping up appearances for his fiancée Evelyn and his circle of wealthy and shallow associates, most of whom he hates. Bateman describes the material accoutrements of his lifestyle, including his morning exercise, beautification routine, designer wardrobe and expensive furniture. He also discusses his music collection in scholarly detail.
|author||Guinevere Turner Mary Harron|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|genre||comedy crime drama horror thriller|
|keywords||answering machine atm automated teller machine build business card catharsis christmas party discover draw even expect expensive restaurant female corpse flee genesis hip to be square homeless man horrify investment banker keeping up appearances kill morning nail gun nothing old man patrick bateman police chase private detective real estate broker realtor ronald reagan security guard voiceover narration|
|producer||Chris Hanley Christian Halsey Solomon Edward R. Pressman|
|publisher||Columbia Pictures Lions Gate Films|
|recordedAt||New York City Toronto|
|theme||black comedy serial killer slasher|