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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

At the end of the film, as Warwick stops John by the exit. He is wearing his jacket, but after he lets John leaves the parking garage, Warwick is shown without his jacket as he lifts his jacket from the floor of the booth, which is covering an unconscious booth attendant, and Warwick puts on the jacket. See more »

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[first lines]
Thief: [with gun] Open the register!
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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.22 (2011) See more »

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Anitras Dance From Peer Gynt Suite
Written by Edvard Grieg
Performed by Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Courtesy of Naxos America
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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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