Sunday, April 04, 2010
"Chloe": a curious "Canadian" love thriller from Egyptian Atom Egoyan
Chloe is (like “Melanie” in the NBC-Corday soap “Days of our Lives”) one of those girls who can ruin everyone she touches. In this case, Dr. Stewart falls for everything, believing all of Chloe’s yarns, and finally falling for Chloe herself. The problem is, partly, so does the son Michael, which propels the film toward a dangerous climax.
The film was partially written by Anne Fontaine, who had directed a similar French film “Nathalie”. Studio Canal produced the film (with DGC and Canada auspices), and Sony released this through its Sony Pictures Classics line, but the film could have fit any of Sony’s four brands. (For example, Screen Gems has released some adaptations of thrillers involving some family deception, such as “The Stepfather”).
I wonder what kind of film you would get if you told it mostly from Michael’s point of view, weaving in the usual classical music and team sports dichotomy.
Sony’s site for the film is here.
HollywoodStreams has the following trailer on YouTube: