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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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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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Gina: I'll let him spank me
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Weak and disappointing
11 April 2007 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

What in the world has happened to Halle Berry? Can't she act any more? Judging from this movie I'd say: Yes - she can't... And Bruce Willis is ... well, he's Bruce Willis. And why does she have to participate in a mediocre thriller like this one? Because it is very mediocre. The beginning is quite promising, and I was ready for a nice, clean thriller. But what followed was like a bad version of some Michael Crichton novel. Oh, and the filmmakers filmed three different endings to the film, each with a different character as the killer? Then they must have chosen the worst ending. The film is not creative, not inventive, implausible, sometimes ridiculous. No, it's not a disaster. But a major disappointment.


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