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Perfect Strangers (2003)

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

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Aileen
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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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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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A very fine film that will hopefully see some North American distribution
1 October 2003 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

Saw Perfect Strangers at the Vancouver Film Fest, September 30, 2003. Well made, and thouroughly engaging movie that suprises at many turns. The simple story of a working class woman who goes home from a bar with an interesting stranger becomes first a story of kidnapping but then moves to a more complex story of love, obsession, and fear.

As with many foreign films, Pefect Strangers is not afraid to mix fantasy with reality. And, it helps to have excellent direction, music, and above all acting by the two leads.

I recommend this film if you get a chance to see it, or eventually rent it.


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