Featured In Issue 149, July/August/September 2010

WSR Score3.5
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Sony Pictures Classics
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Atom Egoyan
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In "Chloe", Catherine (Moore) and David (Neeson), she a doctor, he a professor, are at first glance the perfect couple. Happily married with a talented teenage son, they appear to have an idllic life. But when David misses a flight and his surprise birthday party, Catherine's long simmering suspicions rise to the surface. Suspecting infidelity, she decides to hire an escort to seduce her husband and test his loyalty. Catherine finds herself "directing" Chloe's (Seyfried) encounters with David, and Chloe's end of the bargain is to report back, the descriptions becoming increasingly graphic as the meetings multiply. Based on the motion picture "Nathalie" directed by Anne Fontaine, with screenplay by Philippe Blasbland, Anne Fontaine, Jacques Fieschi, and Francois-Olivier Roousseau (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Actress Amanda Seyfried, Director Atom Egoyan, and Writer Erin Cressida Wilson; the featurette "Introducing Chloe: The Making Of Chloe Directed By Atom Egoyan" (HD 25:42); two deleted scenes (HD 05:23); the theatrical trailer; upfront previews; plus BD-Live functionality.

The 1080p picture is perfectly natural looking, with a softly cinematic character enhanced with a slight film grain. Contrast is generally good and exhibits a stylized look on the brighter side during daylight scenes. Colors are richly rendered with warm hues. Blacks are deep and solid, and shadow delineation is nicely revealing. The overall picture is filmic, with a soft rendering and nicely saturated colors that exhibit a pleasant visual experience. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is conventionally produced with production and ADR dialogue. Surround is engaging, particularly with an aggressively present music score, which widely encompasses the soundfield. Even atmospheric sound effects are subtly heard in the surrounds, for a pleasant holosonic® soundfield experience. Deep bass is nonexistent nor is there any significant .1 LFE energy. Dialogue is represented well in terms of spatial integration and dimension in some scenes but disjointed with poor ADR interfacing in other scenes. Overall, the soundtrack is rather subdued in mood but works to emotionalize the storytelling. (Gary Reber)