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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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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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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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Trivia

The tattoo on John's hand contains 3 Hebrew letters, which are the initials for "Ura Riva Yerivi" - a kabbalah term that means absolute certainty and is supposed to enhance confidence and belief. 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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[first lines]
Thief: [with gun] Open the register!
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Written by Norman Whitfield
Performed by Rose Royce
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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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