Suspecting her husband, David, of infidelity, doctor Catherine hires sexy escort Chloe to seduce him and test his faithfulness. But as Catherine checks in on Chloe’s encounters with David, Chloe’s reports become increasingly lurid. Soon, the relationships between all three intensify in unexpected ways.
This is director Atom Egoyan’s interpretation of the French movie Nathalie. It is an intimate, thrilling story of a wife who feels invisible to her husband and the consequences of her actions. Julianne Moore, is utterly convincing as a beautiful professional woman who is insecure about her relationship with her husband Liam Neeson. She suspects he is an adulterer, and sequesters the help of Amanda Seyfried who is the escort hired to test the husband’s loyalty.
I love the way the director shot the movie. You could feel Catherine’s thoughts by the brief images of things going on around her and how Julianne Moore acted. Some images were so well selected that you feel you know exactly what she is thinking and feeling. The last shot of the back of her head at the very end speaks volumes. This is real cinema. It is a real story with feelings. It was dark, intelligent and well acted. The only downside to the movie was the ending. It was too predictable.