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Perfect Stranger (2007)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  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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Storyline

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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The film includes extensive product placement for Sony Vaio, Reebok, Heineken, and Victoria's Secret. See more »

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When Hill confronts Ro in the car after their dinner, Hill raises his fist as if to hit Ro. In one part of this scene (1:16:40 DVD) you can clearly see the boom mic reflecting in the passenger door window behind Ro. See more »

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Ro: [exasperated] She was stalking the guy for Chrissakes!
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Don't Cry Baby
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ludicrous ending
19 April 2007 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

"Perfect Stranger" is quite thrilling but the finale simply absurd, moronic. It doesn't lack thrills and pshycology, being it a phsycological thriller. Played intensely, with moments of entertainment not delicious but decent though, everything's spoiled by the foolish and outrageous ending - the mystery resolution is too convoluted. It looks like a pre-packedged thriller, "homogenized" I'd say, with much part of it taking place in chats. Bruce Willis and Halle Berry have acted much better in past, but are watchable regardless, as well as Giovanni Ribisi; suspense thriller is made bearable but eventually degenerates..


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