Based off Bret Easton Ellis’s twisted novel, American Psycho, Christian Bale is Patrick Bateman, a delusional and obsessive-compulsive Wall Street Yuppie living in Manhattan. He is obsessed with status and style and has a beautiful fiancé. He has designer items like Gucci and Ralph Lauren from head to toe. He performs intense daily workouts to keep his body fit and glistening. He dines at the finest restaurants for business consultations on a daily basis.
Patrick Bateman is also a psychotic killer who brutally rapes, murders and dismembers both acquaintances and strangers alike. Without reason or purpose this yuppie’s sick obsession with blood, flesh and death sneaks up on him like a virus. Out of nowhere the urge to kill will take over. One by one people start going missing, and to Bateman’s invincibility, he is never a suspect.
Like much of Ellis’s work, this movie dabbles in the mystery of truth or fiction. Watch this mesmerizing film and in the end ask yourself, “Did any of that really happen?” Or maybe you’re just as crazy as the psycho himself.
Sea Urchin Ceviche Recipe
- 7 cups trimmed arugula
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced shallots
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup shaved fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
- Place arugula in a large bowl. Combine shallots, lemon juice, olive oil, 1 tablespoon water, kosher salt, and black pepper
- Stir with a whisk. Pour over arugula; toss. Sprinkle with cheese.
- Serve with a delicious crusty toast.
Cooking time: 25 minutes. – Servings: 2. – Back to Top