American Psycho And The Black Swan

1914 Words Jul 30th, 2014 8 Pages
Nearly everyone in the world can be classified with some sort of mental or psychological disorder, whether it’s a big “problem” or just something small and rather unnoticable. Since film making became possible, people have been producing movies with a character that has some sort of psychological or mental disorder. Within the last 20 years, American Psycho, Shutter Island, and The Black Swan, have all had strong in their message and meaning in the mental disorder community. American Psycho and The Black Swan deal with borderline personality disorders in both of the main characters, while Shutter Island is more about post traumatic stress disorder and dissociative identity disorder. Movies dealing with characters with mental or psychological disorders are harder to portray, but if they can be portrayed correctly, they are likely to be some of the best movies you have ever seen. American Psycho is an incredible film with an even more brilliant cast; Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, and Reese Witherspoon, to name a few. When the scene opens, you see Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) going about a normal healthy life as a wealthy investment banker. But then you start to see the secret life he is leading as a serial killer. When he and his friends flaunt their business cards to each other, he gets jealous of coworker Paul Allen’s (Jarod Leto) card, he murders a homeless man and his dog out of rage. Bateman went to a Christmas party and was mistaken by Allen for another…

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