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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
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Miles is supposedly searching Harrison's files for a picture of someone named "Veronica". Two screens of information are shown to illustrate this. The screens have nothing to do with searching for a file. The first is a screen of "fdisk", a Linux program for formatting partitions. The second looks like an FTP log, which appeared earlier in the film as well. See more »
Security Guard #1:
[first lines - handing her an ID badge]
Here ya go, miss.
Security Guard #2:
Step through please. Open your laptop, please. I guess people take their computers with them everywhere now-a-days.
Security Guard #2:
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Perfect Stranger I had read really bad reviews of the movie on the internet and I was not sure whether I should go to see this movie or not. I had to choose between a 1918 Austrian silent movie and this. I chose this, just because it was a new movie.
The story is about a journalist played by Halle Berry, who does sting operations on rich powerful businessmen. With one mission unsuccessful due to politics and power-play in not covering the sting by the news industry and she quitting her job; she pursues Harrison Hill played by Bruce Willis to expose the murder of her friend. She takes the help of her colleague Miles played by Giovanni Ribisi. I would not disclose the expose and let the last frame suspense let out.
The movie is quite engaging throughout, and I found the reviews a bit harsh and lopsided. It is not such a bad movie as made out to be by film critics. The mystery quotient shifts from one character to another, I had guessed one when the murder took place, but due to the course of engrossing events and incidences I lost that thought; only to re-emerge as the mystery I had guessed in the first place.
The ending was a bit lame, and there are lots of loose ends hanging. Halle Berry looks good and tries to act sincerely. At times she has captured some emotions perfectly. Bruce Willis does not have much to do and as usual he mumbles his way through the movie and at times displays his whimsical temper. The surprise pack was Giovanni Ribisi as the colleague and close friend of Halle Berry who has a huge crush on her and manipulates Halle's effort to solve the mystery.
James Foley the director, lost the plot in the end, but leaves behind an engrossing story overall.
(Stars 5.25 out of 10)
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