Round Two American Pyscho

United States
November 3, 2008 8:43pm CST
I sat down and watched American Psycho again. My boyfriend loves the movie. I liked it the second time even though I still think it's a bit cheesy. I found it most intriguing how other members of the elite covered up his crimes. Does anyone else have thoughts on that particular part of the movie.
3 responses
• United States
4 Nov 08
Did you see the same movie that I've watched three or four times? There was nothing about anyone covering up his crimes. Nobody even knew about them. And it's pretty clear that some or all of them were probably just in his head. It was a brilliant performance, and a great script, but I still haven't read the book, which I plan to do some day.
• United States
6 Nov 08
In the movie there was a lot about outer appearances -- as this was the concern in his circle of rich, elite friends. He had supposedly hid the body of his coworker in an abandoned apartment. When he went back to the apartment the landlord was there renting it out, and the body was missing as if nothing happened. Yet, there was a slight glimmer in her eye that showed that she knew why he was there. It makes sense that she would clean up his crime because the apartment is a place rented only by very rich people. The apartment complex needs a pristine reputation -- if it had been marred by a murder it would no longer have that appearance. I'm guessing it would be the same for his lawyer. The lawyer has a certain clientele -- he neither wants the appearance of dealing with murderers -- and I suspect he doesn't want to believe someone from his circle is a murder. It comes down to appearances and denial.
@nikkibum (40)
• United States
6 Nov 08
When I watched it, I was convinced it was all in his head. I heard that a lot of people thought that, but it was unintentional. I watched American Psycho 2, and was surprised that he actually killed people. When I re-watched American Psycho, I liked it a lot more.
• United States
4 Nov 08
Well, the thing with AP is that it might just have been all in the mind of the narrative (character) in this story. I highly recommend reading the book instead, so much more in the book then in the film.