6.8/10
21,433
76 user 110 critic

The Perfect Host (2010)

Trailer
2:19 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
An on-the-run convict looking for temporary cover finds it at the house of a very colorful character.

Director:

2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Megahn Perry ...
Annie Campbell ...
...
...
Monica (as Indira Gibson)
...
Storekeeper (as George Kee Cheung)
...
Thief (as Brooke 'Mikey' Anderson)
...
Car Rental Worker
...
Girl at Party
...
...
Greg Brown ...
Man in Polaroid
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Make Sure He Doesn't Serve You Your Last Supper. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violent content and brief sexual material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 May 2011 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Dinner for One - Eine mörderische Party  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$48,430 (USA) (2 September 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

During the flashback to the bath-tub scene where John is teaching Simone how to play chess, the chessboard is incorrectly oriented (r/h rook starting square should always be white). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Thief: [with gun] Open the register!
See more »

Connections

References Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Quandaries Le Sera Al Placido
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Courtesy of Extreme Production Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
David Hyde Pierce At His Best!
25 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Perfect Host is a brilliant thriller about Warwick Wilson, a seemingly accommodating, middle-aged man, who loves hosting dinner parties for his unique group of friends.

Criminal at large, John Taylor, cons his way into Warwick's home and has an unforgettable, albeit, surreal night, full of wine, music and dance.

David Hyde Pierce and Clayne Crawford give superb performances. Writer / Director Nick Tomnay created this wonderful gem. It is certain to receive high praise from those who enjoy psychological thrillers.

The On Demand preview is riddled with spoilers. I recommend not watching the preview before viewing the film.


58 of 69 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?