I was always going to buy this DVD regardless of the reviews it was getting, I am a huge Brett Easton Ellis fanatic and even though I read review saying this was an average film, with little feel for the source material and mediocre performances from the all-star cast, I still wanted to watch it because I love the book and was interested to see how it turned out. Not great is the answer, the decision to have this collection of short stories all running at once makes it impossible to keep any kind of narrative going, the script is dumbed down, it is not shocking or provocative, the acting falls flat etc etc etc. Everything that could be lost in translation from a collection of short stories to a feature length film has been. I watched this with a friend who hasn't read the book and she thought it was worse than I did, if you have read the informers some joy can be had out of seeing some memorable scenes from the book turn up in the film, but I wouldn't say it was worth watching the whole thing. The first scene is good, a big 80's pool party set to Simple Minds-New Gold Dream, and unfortunately it goes downhill as soon as the dialogue is introduced. If you want a Brett Easton Ellis film go with American Psycho or The Rules of Attraction, this is not the one to spend time on. Read it instead.