6.3/10
58,789
165 user 225 critic

Chloe (2009)

Trailer
2:02 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the marriage in danger.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (motion picture "Nathalie")
Reviews
Popularity
2,938 ( 27)
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Receptionist
...
Bimsy
...
Alicia (as Laura De Carteret)
...
Eliza
...
Trina (as Tiffany Knight)
...
...
Waitress
Kathryn Kriitmaa ...
Waitress 2
Arlene Duncan ...
Party Guest
Edit

Storyline

Catherine and David, she a doctor, he a professor, are at first glance the perfect couple. Happily married with a talented teenage son, they appear to have an idyllic life. But when David misses a flight and his surprise birthday party, Catherine's long simmering suspicions rise to the surface. Suspecting infidelity, she decides to hire an escort to seduce her husband and test his loyalty. Catherine finds herself 'directing' Chloe's encounters with David, and Chloe's end of the bargain is to report back, the descriptions becoming increasingly graphic as the meetings multiply. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

If the one you love was lying to you, how far would you go to find out the truth?


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

26 March 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Preço da Traição  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£135,540 (UK) (5 March 2010)

Gross:

$3,074,838 (USA) (9 July 2010)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Several months after this film's DVD/Blu-ray release, Atom Egoyan announced to The Toronto Star that this film had became his biggest moneymaker ever. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Stewart is in her son's room and checks a message from Chloe the date shown is Friday, 25 March 2009. The correct date should be Friday, 27 March 2009. See more »

Quotes

Catherine Stewart: This business transaction, which is what this was, is over!
See more »

Crazy Credits

Daniel Pellerin (with thanks for 25 years of great work, from Atom) See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.31 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Sonata no. 14 in C-sharp minor, op 27, no. 2 (Sonata quasi una Fantasia) (Moonlight)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Eve Egoyan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Textbook Egoyan
18 July 2010 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

If anyone was suited for remaking the French film Nathalie, it was Atom Egoyan, whose deeply twisted and occasionally perverse studies of sexuality, expressed through an apparently cold directorial eye, go hand in hand with a script that emphasized words over images (though there is a bit more flesh in the English-language transition). Hence the rather brilliant Chloe, whose prime accomplishment lies in its being less showy and pretentious than the director's previous foray into erotic secrets, the ambitious Where the Truth Lies.

Set in Egoyan's home town of Toronto, Chloe tells the story of the eponymous call girl (Amanda Seyfried) who is hired by gynecologist Catherine Stewart (Julianne Moore) when the latter starts to suspect her husband (Liam Neeson) is having an affair. Chloe's job is to casually approach him and see if he falls for her charm, thus indicating his propensity for adultery. However, as the girl's reports get more and more graphic, Catherine realizes she has put herself in an awkward position, one that it will be difficult to get out of.

A fascinating hybrid between psychological drama and erotic thriller (there's a vague hint of Fatal Attraction throughout the movie), Chloe is a rarity due to its attempt to analyze sex and its consequences without necessarily resorting to openly titillating imagery (a characteristic Egoyan shares with another Canadian maestro, David Cronenberg). The only downside of this approach is the same flaw that was much more evident in Where the Truth Lies, namely a deliberately slow pace that affects the thriller aspects but enhances the emotional poignancy, something that comes off as a paradox given the seemingly cold subject matter.

Furthermore, there is no coldness to be found in the carefully crafted performances: Neeson and Moore play the troubled couple with conviction, especially when things start getting more complicated (Moore's suspicious wife is a tour de force turn that should have received some award recognition), but the heart of the film lies, quite predictably, in Seyfried's hands, and she rises to the challenge by proving that she can do Big Love-style quality work on the big screen, embodying a complex, intriguing character light years away from her roles in Mamma Mia! and Mean Girls.

Overall, Chloe is a very good movie: sexy without being gratuitous, psychological without getting pompous and, like its title character, delightfully surprising.


35 of 44 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?