Chloe

Chloe

Chloe is one of those movies where you figure out the ending before half way through the movie.  It’s no one’s fault, but I was expecting more out of a movie that features so many great actors.  Who wouldn’t be interested in a movie that stars Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, and Amanda Seyfried, especially when Seyfried is a prostitute in the movie and has casual sex with just about everyone in the film.

Chloe (Amanda Seyfried) is approached by Catherine (Julianne Moore) after the two meet in a resturaunt bathroom, gaging Chloe’s interest in seducing Catherine’s husband, David (Liam Neeson), as she suspects he is cheating on her.  It’s a bit extreme, but Catherine apparently has been suspectful of David for quite some time now.  Chloe agrees to do it and while we are under the impression that she is seducing David and reporting back to Catherine about their misdeeds, it’s Catherine that appears to be falling in love with Chloe, and eventually is the one having the affair.  It’s a convuluted story of disception and lust which comes to a pretty cheesy end, which you see coming from a mile away.

Seyfried is perhaps the best young actress in Hollywood right now and her performance here is pretty on point, and it’s the same with Julianne Moore (which I’ve come to expect in nearly every movie she’s in), but what I don’t understand is why Liam Neeson was not given a bigger role.  His character is the focal point throughout the movie yet he gets minimal screen time.  He’s only been nominated for an Oscar and three Golden Globes.  I mean, I get it…I really do.  The movie is more about Chloe and Catherine’s relationship rather than Catherine’s accusation of her husband, but still…it’s Liam Neeson for crying out loud.

I expected a much better movie than what was presented, and that’s my fault.  Rarely do I watch movies to just “watch” them.  I tend to disect plots and study characters, and perhaps, Chloe is just one of those movies you have to just sit back and “watch.”

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