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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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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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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$48,430 (USA) (2 September 2011)

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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 »


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Not so perfect
9 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An very eccentric black comedy/thriller that's boost a bold, creepy and wickedly funny performance from David Hyde Pierce. The movie goes down a pretty strange yet clever and suspenseful path that's similar to films like Swimming With Sharks, Hard Candy, Misery and An American Psycho but more on the comedy side. There was never a dull moment in this film it was entertaining throughout yet disturbing in its theme and keeps you guessing what's real and what's not and how it's going to end and the movie is kind of a refreshing take on the whole home invasion, held hostage type of thrillers but instead of the intruder doing the dirty work it's the owner of the home and I love that twisted take but it never gets too bloody because it's more witty and clever than that. Overall it never fully answers questions or fill in all the plot holes but it was different from the norm and was clever in its executions but still left me wanting more from it. Rental

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