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The Business of Strangers (2001)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  3 May 2002 (UK)
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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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$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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Julie: Everyone eats shit. It's just a question of degrees.
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One of the best
26 August 2002 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

If you don't like movies that ask you to work with them and make you think, then pass this one up. I am not fond myself of cute cult flicks that everyone says are oh-so-marvelous, such as "In the Bedroom," which I thought stunk. This movie with its bullseye performances is one of the best. Heaven forbid there are leitmotifs and innuendoes and symbolic turns in this film. It's intriguing, convoluted, brain-teasing, mesmerizing, funny, scarey, and altogether enjoyable. So, if you prefer whiz-bang, shoot-em-ups, with no plot, no character, and hackneyed characterizations, wait for the next Hollywood blockbuster, and avoid this adult drama that has flair, spice, hidden flavors.


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