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The Perfect Host (2010)

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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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Monica (as Indira Gibson)
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Storekeeper (as George Kee Cheung)
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Thief (as Brooke 'Mikey' Anderson)
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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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Dinner Parties Are A Dying Art. 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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Release Date:

7 May 2011 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Dinner for One - Eine mörderische Party  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$48,430 (USA) (2 September 2011)
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1.85 : 1
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Photographed in 17 days. See more »

Goofs

Warwick breaks a plate on the dinner table. After Warwick ties John up at the table with his hands behind his back, John finds one of the plate shards on the table. John takes the shard in his mouth and drops it in his chair. The camera cuts away for a few seconds and then the next time we see John he is using the shard to cut the rope that binds his hands behind his back. John would either have to stand up from the chair or bring his hands in front of him to get the shard from his chair into his hands. Not enough time passed for him to have done either of these things plus Warwick would have noticed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Thief: [with gun] Open the register!
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Connections

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.22 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, No. 21 in C Major, K 467: II. Andante
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Courtesy of X5 Music
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Brilliant!
4 July 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is brilliant. I am not going to go into details of it, because it would ruin all of the unexpected twists, but really, if you're wondering whether to watch it or not.. definitely watch it. I've watched a lot of films; thrillers, horrors.. and this one pleasantly surprised me, which is quite rare given that I've watched so many of them in the past.

I gave it a 10/10 because it was purely brilliant (I'm over-using the word I know!) and it's the type of film I would definitely watch again.

Oh one more thing, DO NOT watch the trailer/preview, it's such a spoiler, I actually watched the trailer AFTER I watched the film (as people had complained about it) and I'm so glad I did because most of the twists would've been spoilt for me if I had seen it before hand.

And to think that I came across this film looking through the IMDb "Comedy" genre list... it was a hidden gem!


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