As the twentieth century breathes its very last, with Britpop at its zenith, twenty-seven-year-old A&R man Steven Stelfox (Nicholas Hoult) is slashing and burning his way through Londons music industry. Blithely crisscrossing the globe in search of the next megahit fueled by greed and inhuman quantities of drugs and alcohol Stelfox freely indulges in an unending orgy of self-gratification. But the industry is changing fast, the hits are drying up, and the only way he is going to salvage his sagging career is by taking the idea of cutthroat to murderous new levels.
I remember watching American Psycho when it first came out and thought it was one of the best films I had ever scene. The blu-ray has a quote on the front that describes it as “This generations American Psycho”. It’s no American Psycho BUT it is really good and does have plenty of moments that felt like they were inspired by the cult classic. The story is exactly what you would expect except with the backdrop being the record industry and I think that is what made it a tad bit more interesting. I really liked the humor in the film as well because with a storyline that is pretty dark there needs to be moments that will balance it all out (even though those funny moments were pretty dark as well). Hoult surprisingly pulls off this role flawlessly. He has the charisma, presence and overall cockiness down perfectly which is the basis of the entire character. The only negative about the film was that it was a little too much like American Psycho. Some people may even feel like it could be a carbon copy of it and that would be understandable to think but the film does have some unique moments that will set itself apart. Good movies that are dark but somewhat humorous don’t come around too often and Hoult’s performance is worth picking this up for so I, without a doubt, recommend grabbing this if you can. 7/10
Interviews With Cast, Director, Writer – 5 different interviews that range from 2 to 8 minutes that give a bit of insight on the film.