History YMMV / AmericanPsycho

15th Dec '16 3:22:41 PM nighttrainfm
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: A major theme underlying the film is that the less violent aspects of Bateman's sociopathy are much in line with the prevailing right-wing philosophies of TheEighties. Of particular note is his insane homophobia, and the several conversations he and his associates have about how they believe that a straight man can't get AIDS (during the Reagan administration, the government did almost nothing to inform the public about AIDS). Bateman himself also makes several references to Reagan, and how Bateman believes he is just as insincere as Bateman himself. He also enjoys taunting the homeless (when he isn't [[KillThePoor killing them]]) by calling them deadbeats and spouting Reagan-esque "wisdom" at them.

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A major theme underlying the film is that the less violent aspects of Bateman's sociopathy are much in line with the prevailing right-wing philosophies of TheEighties. Of particular note is his insane homophobia, and the several conversations he and his associates have about how they believe that a straight man can't get AIDS (during the Reagan administration, the government did almost nothing to inform the public about AIDS). Bateman himself also makes several references to Reagan, and how Bateman believes he is just as insincere as Bateman himself. He also enjoys taunting the homeless (when he isn't [[KillThePoor killing them]]) by calling them deadbeats and spouting Reagan-esque "wisdom" at them.
29th Nov '16 10:02:25 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Patrick Bateman ''really'' a serial killer, or is he [[spoiler:a hallucinating coward]], or is he [[spoiler:an utterly unremarkable and bored white collar worker who has escapist fantasies about being a serial killer to make himself and his humdrum life seem more interesting]]?
* AwesomeMusic: [[DefiedTrope Defied]]. The soundtrack is comprised of the cheesiest 80's songs imaginable and Patrick's tastes are often the subject of parody. Patrick's enthusiasm is oddly infectious, though.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is Patrick Bateman ''really'' a serial killer, or is he [[spoiler:a hallucinating coward]], or is he [[spoiler:an utterly unremarkable and bored white collar worker who has escapist fantasies about being a serial killer to make himself and his humdrum life seem more interesting]]?
* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[DefiedTrope Defied]]. The soundtrack is comprised of the cheesiest 80's songs imaginable and Patrick's tastes are often the subject of parody. Patrick's enthusiasm is oddly infectious, though.
19th Jul '16 3:44:57 PM PolarManne
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* WatchItForTheMeme: A lot of people watch the movie just for the Huey Lewis and The News speech.


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16th Jul '16 7:31:10 PM HeyFella
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* Tearjerker: This depends on your interpretation of the ending of course, but Bateman's existence is so shallow and meaningless he can't even understand basic human interaction. He even cries during one of his murders that he just wants to be loved. And everyone around him is so self-absorbed they literally don't notice his frequent confessions to his crimes. By the end, it feels like a cry for help.

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* Tearjerker: TearJerker: This depends on your interpretation of the ending of course, but Bateman's existence is so shallow and meaningless he can't even understand basic human interaction. He even cries during one of his murders that he just wants to be loved. And everyone around him is so self-absorbed they literally don't notice his frequent confessions to his crimes. By the end, it feels like a cry for help.
10th Jul '16 7:56:30 PM Discar
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** Patrick murdering Paul Allen is now [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Batman]] swinging an axe in [[Film/DCExtendedUniverse The]] [[Film/SuicideSquad Joker's]] face.

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** Patrick murdering Paul Allen is now [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Batman]] swinging an axe in [[Film/DCExtendedUniverse The]] [[Film/SuicideSquad [[Film/SuicideSquad2016 Joker's]] face.
9th Jun '16 3:20:01 PM SPBurke
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* Tearjerker: This depends on your interpretation of the ending of course, but Bateman's existence is so shallow and meaningless he can't even understand basic human interaction. He even cries during one of his murders that he just wants to be loved. And everyone around him is so self-absorbed they literally don't notice his frequent confessions to his crimes. By the end, it feels like a cry for help.
8th Jun '16 4:47:40 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Patrick Bateman ''really'' a serial killer, or is he [[spoiler:a hallucinating coward]], or is he [[spoiler:an utterly unremarkable and bored white collar worker who has escapist fantasies about being a serial killer to make himself seem more interesting]]?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Patrick Bateman ''really'' a serial killer, or is he [[spoiler:a hallucinating coward]], or is he [[spoiler:an utterly unremarkable and bored white collar worker who has escapist fantasies about being a serial killer to make himself and his humdrum life seem more interesting]]?
29th May '16 4:56:30 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Patrick Bateman ''really'' a serial killer, or is he [[spoiler:a hallucinating coward]] or is he [[spoiler:a utterly unremarkable and bored white collar worker who has escapist fantasies about being a serial killer to make himself seem more interesting]]?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Patrick Bateman ''really'' a serial killer, or is he [[spoiler:a hallucinating coward]] coward]], or is he [[spoiler:a [[spoiler:an utterly unremarkable and bored white collar worker who has escapist fantasies about being a serial killer to make himself seem more interesting]]?
29th May '16 4:56:06 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Patrick Bateman ''really'' a serial killer, or is he [[spoiler:a hallucinating coward]]?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Patrick Bateman ''really'' a serial killer, or is he [[spoiler:a hallucinating coward]]?coward]] or is he [[spoiler:a utterly unremarkable and bored white collar worker who has escapist fantasies about being a serial killer to make himself seem more interesting]]?
21st May '16 11:38:33 PM Anddrix
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Seeing [[Creator/ChristianBale the guy]] who would be made famous by his role as {{Franchise/Batman}} play a psychopathic murderer SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker would be shocked by is quite odd.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Seeing [[Creator/ChristianBale the guy]] who would be made famous by his role as {{Franchise/Batman}} play a psychopathic murderer SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker would be shocked by is quite odd.
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