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Perfect Strangers (2003)

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A woman goes home with the best-looking stranger, only to discover she's been kidnapped.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Melanie
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Aileen
Madeleine Sami ...
Andrea
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Pete
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Bill
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Jim
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The Man
George Cassells ...
Takeaway Patron
Louis Cassells ...
Takeaway Patron
Nic Farra ...
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Nic Gorman ...
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Lorraine Ryder ...
Publican
Ian Ryder ...
Publican
Richard Bullock ...
Bushman
Paul O'Shea ...
Bushman
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Storyline

Melanie is out with the girls in a country town on New Zealand's wild but beautiful West Coast when she meets the perfect stranger. The inevitable question 'your place or mine?' arises and Melanie chooses his, not knowing it is a fishing boat. In the morning they are at sea destined for the stranger's home on a remote and inaccessible island. Despite the man's charm, Melanie comes to the realisation she has been kidnapped but, gradually, is captivated by strangely symbiotic nature of their relationship Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual content and brief language | See all certifications »
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26 February 2004 (New Zealand)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Near the end of the movie, as Melanie is eating, there is a shot where she has a big piece of egg on her fork. In the next shot, it's a small piece of meat, and she is holding the fork differently. See more »

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Intriguing storyline, wonderful scenery, great acting.
11 February 2004 | by (Christchurch, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film, the plot had some interesting twists (although at times it was a little difficult to follow).

The title helps in understanding the film - "Perfect Strangers" tells us that only a stranger *can* be perfect.

This is the story of a woman who has been through several failed relationships, and is cynical about the likelihood of ever meeting someone she can trust and who will love her forever.

After being kidnapped by 'The Man', Melanie eventually realises that at last she has met the perfect man who will love her no matter what. She falls deeply in love with him, and does everything she can to stay with him on the island.

In the end he continues to be perfect only because he remains forever a stranger.


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