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The Business of Strangers (2001)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  21 December 2001 (USA)
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Two businesswomen bond and reveal their inner natures while getting carried away on a revenge attack against an accused rapist.

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A dark thriller about a successful businesswoman and her young assistant who toy with a slow-witted businessman while stuck at an airport hotel. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Also Known As:

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$71,821 (USA) (7 December 2001)

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$1,028,337 (USA) (19 April 2002)
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In the opening scene in the airport as the camera moves in through the passengers toward Julia Stiles from behind, the camera approaches from behind the left shoulder of a stranger and hits him hard enough that his head first snaps hard to the right, then bounces back to the left into the frame again just before he moves out of the camera's view. See more »

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Paula: I like the sloppiness of real life.
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Just about perfect
2 May 2001 | by (Palo Alto, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the San Francisco Film Festival (Apr '01). It was part of Stockard Channing receiving a career award from the SF Film Society. She interviewed and the directed answered questions after the film.

The film is just about perfect in it's quest to portray a power relationship between the two women, Stockard Channing and Julia Stiles. They shot this film in only 23 days. The performances of the two actresses are outstanding and the film never hits a false note. Expected to be released in late 2001 with hopeful Oscar buzz. I hope this film is marketed well because it's a good one.


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