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Perfect Stranger (2007)

R  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Thriller  |  13 April 2007 (USA)
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A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her childhood friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.

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Rowena Price is a muckraking reporter for a New York paper. When her story about a closeted gay Senator who preaches family values is spiked, she quits and soon finds herself investigating the grisly murder of a childhood friend. Her friend had been dumped by ad exec Harrison Hill, so he's Rowena's prime suspect. Rowena gets a job at the ad agency as a temp, and she's soon the object of Hill's attentions. She's helped in her subterfuge by Miles Haley, a friend at the paper who has a secret thing for her. Everyone, it seems, has secrets, including Hill, who must keep his affairs from his wife - her money fuels his lifestyle. Murder will out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity, some disturbing violent images and language | See all certifications »

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$60,795,000 (estimated)

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£277,047 (UK) (13 April 2007)

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$23,705,592 (USA) (18 May 2007)
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As Rowena enters World Trade Center building Seven (26:15), where Hill's agency is located, Larry Silverstein the actual owner of the entire WTC complex make a cameo appearance at the security desk. See more »

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Halle Berry's character is asked to fill out an I-9 form after she starts working at the advertising agency. An I-9 form is not just paperwork to be filled out, it's a form that verifies a person's identity and employment eligibility. Along with an I-9 form, an employee must supply proof of identity, such as a valid passport, or a driver's license AND social security card. Since she is working there under an assumed name, she probably does not have a forged passport with her fake name, and no mention is made of what documents she submits in order to prove her (fake) identity. The human resources department at the agency would never have cleared her to receive a paycheck if there were any discrepancies on her I-9 form, like not having the proper documents. See more »

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Ro: [chuckles] can we just look at the e-mails please?
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References Cujo (1983) See more »

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Stir It Up
Written and Performed by Bob Marley
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Just another twist movie with an uncreative storyline
11 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched Perfect Stranger at a preview at my local theater this past weekend, and next to the scantily clad Halle Berry, there was no reason to go watch this movie. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with movies with twists, but as long as they're done with thought, taste, and creativity. The problem in this movie is writers have all the freedom in the world to guide a viewer's mind and place where the twists lie. It is too easy for writers to trick the audience, and to some audience members, the simple trick in itself is good enough to make the movie "great." Well, this doesn't cut it for me. I want a movie that connects, makes me think, has me connect with a character, or even teaches me something. Perfect Stranger lacked meaning, taste, and creativity and is just another one of those "movies with a twist." FYI: The movie was a long advertisement with way too much product placement. Even if the movie does bomb, the movie industry would have made up for the loss with the amount of advertising they put in the movie.


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