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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)  »

Also Known As:

Dinner for One - Eine mörderische Party  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$48,430 (USA) (2 September 2011)
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The film only had a budget of $500,000 See more »

Goofs

The postcard discussed was advised to be sent from the female friend whilst holidaying in Sydney, of post code 2000. However, upon further review of the postcard at the dinner table, it has a circular Post Shop lodgment stamp printed as 'The Glen 3150', which represents a specific Australia Post outlet situated in the suburb Glen Waverley, east of Melbourne. Sydney and Melbourne are about 1 hour 20 minutes flight from each other. See more »

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Thief: [with gun] Open the register!
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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
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Unique and great showcase for 2 actors.
30 May 2011 | by (United States) – 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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