When you strip it down, Chloe is really about women and aging and the different value placed on men and women as they age. The film written by Erin Cressida Wilson based on the French film Natalie and directed by Atom Egoyan, tells the story of Catherine (Julianne Moore), a gynecologist who is of the age where women notice that they aren’t being noticed anymore. She beings to doubt herself, her sexuality, and her long term marriage to David (Liam Neeson), a professor who has young women throwing themselves at him daily.
So she decides to assess his fidelity and hires Chloe (Amanda Seyfried), a young, gorgeous woman equally unsure of her footing in the world to test David. Turns out that it is Catherine who fails the test when she becomes embroiled with Chloe and that adds up to a whole mess of actions with devastating consequences.
Cressida Wilson writes one of the best monologues I have seen about how women start to become invisible as the age while men become more desirable. It was hands down the best scene in the film and Julianne Moore nailed it.
Chloe opens nationwide today.