Monday, August 02, 2010

Chloe



I recently saw (imagine this!) an American movie that deals with sex in an intelligent way and not as the subject of adolescent humor. The movie is "Chloe" a suspense thriller about a middle age woman (Julianne Moore) who hires a high class prostitute (Amanda Seyfried) to flirt with her husband (Liam Neesam) in order to see whether he is cheating on her with young women. A plan that,of course, goes all wrong. "Chloe" has couple of good surprises, some excellent acting, interesting sex scenes. It's not a great movie, but it is remarkable in the way it treats sexuality in an adult way. Sadly, the movie was a flop in theaters since Americans are unwilling to see sex scenes in movie theaters. Hopefully it will be successful in DVD and pay-cable.

In the meantime, the multplex is showing "Cats and Dogs 2" in 3-D to full auditoriums.

1 comment:

CashIsKing said...

I was not convinced by the screen writer that Liam did not have sex with Amanda. It's unusual to develop a plot so thin that to expose it under ice as a trap is anticlimactic. And what to make of the closing scene? A party for self gratification and the son off to the side like an hors d'oeurve. And to focus attention on the airport scene early on with a young woman striding towards Liam who is really no more than smoke and mirrors I found very disingenuous. But I liked the photography.