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Chloe (2009)

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

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(screenplay), (motion picture "Nathalie")
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Anna
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Alicia (as Laura De Carteret)
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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

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She invited Chloe into her life, her home and her marriage. Big mistake. See more »


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

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26 March 2010 (USA)  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$900,688, 28 March 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,074,838, 11 July 2010
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In the middle of March 2009, Liam Neeson interrupted filming his scenes, in order to visit his wife Natasha Richardson in the hospital, after she had a skiing accident. The brain injury she received from this accident, lead to her death a few days later. Just few days after her death, Neeson voluntarily returned to the set, and completed his performance. The filmmakers changed the script accordingly, and Neeson completed his performance in two days. See more »

Goofs

When Michael is talking to Anna via video-conferencing during their break-up, he minimizes the video-chat when he notices his mother (Catherine) peeking in to see what is going on, except when the camera angles change and he is shown running to close the door, the video-chat window is still shown on the computer screen. See more »

Quotes

Chloe: Is Dr. Catherine your mom?
Michael Stewart: My mom is your gynecologist?
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Crazy Credits

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


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Swagger
Shurum Burum Jazz Circus
Composed by David Buchbinder
Monkfish Records, SOCAN 2005
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Interesting, but not very memorable
12 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

I confess that I usually find the erotic thrillers to be tedious and pretty laughable.However, there is a more "artistic" category I would call as "psico-sexual drama"; into the category, I would include films such as Closer; Eyes Wide Shut; Lust, Caution; and Crash (1996).That division is merely subjective, but I think it obeys to the obvious difference in the filmmakers' intention; let's say that while the erotic thriller simply relies on a soap-opera screenplay of passion and intrigue in order to justify the nudity from the cast, the "psico-sexual drama" is more interested in the causes of that passion and the consequences the characters suffer when they are unable to rationally control it.The film Chloe dangerously gets near the most sordid extreme from the balance, but the excellent performances and Atom Egoyan's sober direction are what rescue it.

The screenplay from Chloe is not very original, and the "surprise" revelation from the final minutes is predictable.However, the film is interesting, specially thanks to the intense work from the three main actors: the great Julianne Moore expresses the deepest emotions from her character with minimum effort and maximum impact; Liam Neeson also brings a credible and very detailed work; and Amanda Seyfried displays the big histrionic talent she could not show in crappy romantic films like Letters to Juliet and Dear John.

And besides of the performances, Egoyan drives the movie at a good rhythm and he could bring a good atmosphere to it.And I think that his work, along with the perfect performances, make Chloe to be worthy of a recommendation, despite the various fails from the screenplay and the fact of not being highly memorable.I do not think this one is among Egoyan's best films (which are, from what I have seen from his filmography and my humble point of view, Ararat and The Sweet Hereafter), but I think it is an interesting addition to his career.


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