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Perfect Strangers (2003)

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A woman goes home with the best-looking stranger, only to discover she's been kidnapped.

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Gaylene Preston

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Gaylene Preston
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachael Blake ... Melanie
Robyn Malcolm ... Aileen
Madeleine Sami ... Andrea
Jed Brophy ... Pete
Joel Tobeck ... Bill
Paul Glover ... Jim
Sam Neill ... The Man
George Cassells George Cassells ... Takeaway Patron
Louis Cassells Louis Cassells ... Takeaway Patron
Nic Farra Nic Farra ... Takeaway Patron
Nic Gorman Nic Gorman ... Takeaway Patron
Lorraine Ryder Lorraine Ryder ... Publican
Ian Ryder Ian Ryder ... Publican
Richard Bullock Richard Bullock ... Bushman
Paul O'Shea Paul O'Shea ... Bushman
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Storyline

Melanie is out with the girls in a country town on New Zealand's wild but beautiful West Coast when she meets the perfect stranger. The inevitable question 'your place or mine?' arises and Melanie chooses his, not knowing it is a fishing boat. In the morning they are at sea destined for the stranger's home on a remote and inaccessible island. Despite the man's charm, Melanie comes to the realisation she has been kidnapped but, gradually, is captivated by strangely symbiotic nature of their relationship Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual content and brief language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 2004 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Az idegen See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$309,740
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Near the end of the movie, as Melanie is eating, there is a shot where she has a big piece of egg on her fork. In the next shot, it's a small piece of meat, and she is holding the fork differently. See more »

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Thriller?
20 August 2004 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

It starts like a conventional girl-goes-home-with-the-wrong-man-horror. After a while it is almost relation comedy and psycho drama and relation comedy again.

You miss the traditional agenda here. This is perhaps a form experiment, mixing genres. But the mix is not done in a clever way. You expect something to happen, a real climax, but it never comes and you are slowly getting uninterested.

This kind of genre mixing can be exciting, but the actors here are not capable of fulfilling the director's intentions. A failure and not a very good one.


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