Chloe, which opens today, starts as a sexy psychological drama, but devolves into a "Canadian lesbian version of Fatal Attraction." It's titillating, but ultimately the film "can't be recommended even to people who just want to see Amanda Seyfried naked."
This remake of the 2003 French film Nathalie certainly sounds promising: It's directed by Atom Egoyan, who earned an Oscar nomination for The Sweet Hereafter, and written by Erin Cressida Wilson, who wrote the screenplay for Secretary (and recently talked to us about the new film). Julianne Moore plays Catherine, a wealthy Toronto gynecologist who suspects her college professor husband David (Liam Neeson) is cheating when she finds a message from one of his students on his phone. She hires Chloe (Amanda Seyfried), to test her husband by trying to seduce him at his favorite coffee shop. Things go awry when Chloe starts relating their encounters in graphic detail to Catherine, and the two women wind up having sex, a scene that the movie's marketers have been pushing as the film's main selling point.