The sequel to American Psycho opens a few years down the line. Rachael Newman (Mila Kunis) was the charge of a babysitter Bateman murdered and, as the film progresses, her part in his eventual fate becomes clear. Now a smart woman, she’s at college, hoping to become an assistant to legendary criminal psychologist and serial-killer profiler Prof Robert Starkman (William Shatner). Unfortunately, other students stand in her way and the only way to progress is to learn from Bateman…
Although Bateman does appear, it is as a shadowy figure (and definitely not Christian Bale), and the film belongs to Kunis as the increasingly chilling killer and Shatner, who allows his bourbon-swilling, student-bedding character full rein. Morgan J Freeman, who also directed the Sundance-winning Hurricane Streets and the charming comedy Desert Blue , is smart enough to combine suitably gruesome scenes with a smattering of black humour, and, while not topping the original, this is more satisfying than most sequels.
USA | 88 minutes | 2002
Director: Morgan J. Freeman
Script: Alex Sanger, Karen Craig,
Mila Kunis as Rachael Newman
William Shatner as Robert Starkman
Geraint Wyn Davies as Eric Daniels
Lindy Booth as Cassandra Blaire
Charles Officer as Keith Lawson
Kim Schraner as Elizabeth McGuire
Robin Dunne as Brian Leads
Shoshana Sperling as Gertrude “Gerty” Fleck
Jenna Perry as Young Rachael
Michael Kremko as Patrick Bateman
Kate Kelton as Clara
Kim Poirier as Barbara Brown
Boyd Banks as Jim
Lynne Deragon as Rachael’s Mom
Philip Williams as Rachael’s Dad
Kay Hawtrey as Daniels’ Mom
John Healy as Gill
Neil Crone as Harvey
Greer Kent as Mary
Quancetia Hamilton as Neighbour
Andrew Scorer as Janitor
Billy MacLellan as Cadet
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