Sunday, May 20, 2018

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is a Wall Street banker who wants. to. fit. in.  To the casual observer, he appears to have it all - a great job, a beautiful fiancé, a sweet pad and a slightly better haircut than Paul Allen.  But when the night falls, his loneliness calls.  He doesn't want to dance with somebody, he wants to violently murder them, but not before spouting a Billboard Magazine review of some of his favorite albums.   

Based on Bret Easton Ellis' 1991 novel, which gives a satirical look at the American Dream, American Psycho was adapted for the screen just like Less Than Zero (1987).  It's a nice blend of humor and horror and Christian Bale gives an outstanding performance.  And the film really messes with your mind.  I could never listen to Hip To Be Square, In Too Deep, Sussudio or The Greatest Love of All quite the same after seeing this movie.

American Psycho was filmed in New York, NY and Toronto, Canada

Location: The Nightclub
Address: 12th Avenue b/w 27th & 28th Street, New York, NY

Location: Federal Hall Museum
Address: 26 Wall Street, New York, NY

Patrick walks past here before killing the homeless guy...

This is also where Oda Mae Brown donates the check in Ghost (1990)

Location: Patrick's ATM
Address: 1016 Madison Avenue, New York, NY  Arader Galleries

The Arader sign and address made this location an easy one to track down...

Location: Patrick's Kitten ATM
Address: Rector Street & Trinity Place, New York, NY

After the police car stops, Patrick disappears around the corner, running past the Rector Street Station.  Service on the 9 subway line was discontinued in 2005.

Locations Visited: December 2015, June 2017, December 2017

Still Need to Visit: 

Toronto Locations

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