Amanda Seyfried's days as a silver screen good girl are over, as this weekend's new thriller, Chloe (costarring Julianne Moore), finds the 24-year-old actress as an erotic call girl for hire.
In the middling thriller — which Us film critic Thelma Adams gives two stars — beautiful but brittle Toronto gynecologist Catherine (Moore) suspects her professor hubby (Liam Neeson) is cheating on her. Enter Seyfried's call girl Chloe, whom Moore's character hires to test him.
While the glossily directed remake of 2003's French flick Nathalie has its moments, Adams reasons the thriller mostly feels like it was updated just to get Catherine and Chloe's sex scene on film. "It's more middle-aged voyeurism than edgy sexual suspense," says our critic.
A tamer flick pick this weekend would be the animated How to Train Your Dragon, featuring the voices of Gerard Butler and America Ferrera. Earning three stars from Us' Bradley Jacobs, the 3-D film's animation is inspiring, especially in the battle scenes and when the impeccably crafted dragons fly.
On DVD this week is Sandra Bullock's heart-tugger The Blind Side, which scored her a Best Actress Oscar. Showing a new sense of maturity and confidence in the fact-based flick, Bullock stars as a wealthy Southern interior decorator and mom who adopts a homeless high-schooler (Quinton Aaron), then nurtures him all the way to the University of Mississippi. Us' Adams has high praise for the actress, whose "cashmere-wearing heroine personifies the idea that charity begins at home — and she excels as this passionate, take-no-prisoners modern woman."
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