Monday, April 26, 2010

Moofies - Chloe (2009)

EXPECTATIONS: This is an American remake of a French film that I saw but barely remember. It stars Liam Neeson (snore), playing the role that Gerard Depardieu played in the original, and I guess they have similarities. I really like Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried can predict the weather by touching her breasts, so I'm up for it.

REALITY: Moore feels unloved and suspects her husband is cheating on her. Instead of confronting him directly she hires a sexy prostitute (Seyfried) to test Neeson's loyalty. Moore and Seyfried (or their characters rather, but what's the difference. Really) become close and Moore feels close to her husband sexually through hearing about his sexual exploits through Seyfried.

It didn't take me long to remember the original film, and it's kind of a silly premise. It's pretty damn sexy, which is important, but I think it strays too far into silly, almost horror genre stuff while pretending that it's all about emotional connections and love. The performances are all pretty decent; Julianne Moore does more than just run and cry which is great, and Seyfried plays that scary mix between innocent, sexy, and a little crazy pretty well. I just think this film would be much more interesting if the "crazy" element was taken out completely. The themes that the film seems to be trying to explore would come across much stronger if they weren't muddied by all the "crazy".

It wasn't bad.


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