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The Perfect Host (2010)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Thriller  -  7 May 2011 (Japan)
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A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary.

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Injured after committing a bank robbery, John Taylor is desperate to find a place to hide out and approaches the home of Warick Wilson. John manages to get himself invited into the house by posing as a friend of a friend and spinning a sob story of lost luggage and a violent mugging. Inside, Warick, a consummate host, is making the final preparations for an impeccable dinner party. He insists John stay for the party, but as the evening begins it becomes obvious Warick may not be what he first appears. Written by L. Hamre

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Make Sure He Doesn't Serve You Your Last Supper. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for language, some violent content and brief sexual material | See all certifications »

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7 May 2011 (Japan)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$9,388 (USA) (1 July 2011)

Gross:

$48,430 (USA) (2 September 2011)
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Was selected for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

When John is tied to the chair at the dinner party he picks up a small broken piece of plate with his mouth and drops it into his lap. He is then shown using it to cut the cords tying his hands to the chair, unfortunately his hands are tied behind his back and there is no way he could have transferred it to his hands that way. See more »

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Thief: [with gun] Open the register!
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References The Wolf Man (1941) See more »

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Unique and great showcase for 2 actors.
30 May 2011 | by (Denver) – See all my reviews

Caught this on On Demand last night on a whim, and I am really glad I spent the overpriced ticket on it. David Hyde Pierce must have had a ball with this and Clayne Crawford is a very solid performer. He reminds me of a young Ray Liotta in "Something Wild". I hope to see him in some more high quality films, because he deserves a good career. I am in total agreement with the only other reviewer here so far; this is a film that to describe too much about really would spoil the twists.

The trailer even gives a bit too much away so if you have not seen it; trust me, if you have ON Demand and you enjoy Black Comedy have a go without watching the trailer.

The entire plot twists and setup is absurd, but if you don't nitpick too much as I am wont to do you will have a great time watching two talented actors for a fast paced 90 minutes.

I would have even rated this higher like a 9, but I didn't want the "incredibly surprised cause I had no expectations" factor to add too much to my numerical rating of this gem of a film.


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