A financier in 1980s New York tries desperately to present an image of success and outshine his peers in the business world, while secretly committing horrific acts of rape, torture and murder for his own enjoyment. His carefully ordered life begins to unravel when a detective investigates his crimes. Satirical drama based on Bret Easton Ellis's novel, starring Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe and Reese Witherspoon.