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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Darkmatters Review: Chloe

Chloe (15)

Dir. Atom Egoyan

Reviewed by Matt Adcock

Atom Egoyan makes classy, cool films and with Chloe he turns his talent towards remaking Anna Fontaine’s 2003 thriller ‘Nathalie’ – a tale of seduction, betrayal, lust and danger.
Chloe ditches the action from France and sets this sordid adultery-em-up in Toronto (Canada is big in 2010 with Scott Pilgrim hitting soon too). Anyway, here we have Chloe (Amanda ‘Mamma Mia’ Seyfried) – she’s an escort well versed in the art of pleasuring men for a price.

Julianne Moore plays Catherine Stewart, a middle age woman who thinks her tutor husband David (Liam Neeson) might be giving his pretty young students a bit more personal tuition than necessary… Her suspicions are heightened when he fails to make a surprise birthday party due to missing his plane home and the fact that we always clicks off the IM conversation he has with his female students whenever she enters his room. Is he slipping it to his students or is Catherine being mentally jealous and imagining things?

The only way to know for sure seems to be to pay the hot n sexy Chloe to try and seduce David – so before you can say ‘it will end in tears’ – that is exactly what Catherine does. Needless to say that things don’t work out exactly as planned and it isn’t long before a lust fuelled love triangle has been created – Chloe you see is happy to please women as well as guys.

"Hot but deadly??"

Director Egoyan who made the excellent ‘Exotica’ which explored the schoolgirl / stripper dynamic through the gorgeous Mia Kirshner, here works a similar trick with the high class prostitute theme using Seyfried. Some people might think she looks like the bastard daughter of ET and Marilyn Monroe – wide / bug eyed coupled with long neck and awesome bod but she sure knows how to work it. The sight of a naked Seyfried going at it hammer and tongs with Julianne Moore is quite something, if you like that idea then the chances are you’ll like Chloe!?

Of course there’s more than girl on girl action to be found here – and once things go south we get the increasingly unhinged Chloe start going for seducing Catherine’s teenage son (Max Thieriot – who looks like he can’t believe his luck when Seyfried takes him to bed). Yes in the end there are moral and life lessons hammered home but overall it’s a erotic bit of fluff thriller that’s easy on the eye.

Chloe is worth watching if you’re a fan of erotic thrillers, older women / young women getting to know each other in special ways or just Amanda Seyfried who’s frankly never looked better.

Darkmatters rating: öööööööö (8 disturbed foxy call girls out of 10)


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