The Perfect Host

May 7th, 2011







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Plot
A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.7/10 (6,844 voted)

Critic's Score: 48/100

Director: Nick Tomnay

Stars: David Hyde Pierce, Clayne Crawford, Nathaniel Parker

Storyline
A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary.

Writers: Nick Tomnay, Krishna Jones

Cast:
Tyrees Allen - Roman
David Hyde Pierce - Warwick Wilson
Annie Campbell - Chelsea
Clayne Crawford - John Taylor
Cooper Barnes - Rupert
Megahn Perry - Simone De Marchi
Helen Reddy - Cathy Knight
Indira G. Wilson - Monica (as Indira Gibson)
George Cheung - Storekeeper (as George Kee Cheung)
Brooke Anderson - Thief (as Brooke 'Mikey' Anderson)
Cheryl Francis Harrington - Car Rental Worker
Amanda Payton - Girl at Party
Joseph Will - Det. Valdez
Nathaniel Parker - Det. Morton
Greg Brown - Man in Polaroid

Taglines: Dinner Parties Are A Dying Art.



Details

Official Website: Official site | Official site [Japan] |

Release Date: 7 May 2011

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Gross: $48,430 (USA) (4 September 2011)



Technical Specs

Runtime:USA:



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.

Goofs:
Continuity: 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.

Quotes:
[from trailer]
Warwick Wilson: One, two, three, CONGA!



User Review

Really creepy good fun

Rating: 8/10

Viewed at the Festival de Film, Cannes 2010

To spoil or not to spoil, that is the question. NOT spoil! The summary tells you all you need to know and anything else would be a revelation and defeat the object. Basically, David Hyde Pierce plays his Frasier character Nils as coming from the dark side. He's whacked out all right, but only slowly do we discover just how whacked and out he is!

The Perfect Host is not a horror film, although it's easy to see how it could have been made as one, but a psychological, cat and mouse thriller of tables (dining tables?) turning and being turned as small time hood meets major lunatic!

Given the vast majority of the film takes place in one setting, the film does come over as a bit staged at times, but that also adds another dimension because staging itself plays a big part. After all, Warwick Wilson (David Hyde Pierce's character) is staging the perfect dinner party and is not about to let some uncultivated intruder spoil things.

And then come the twists...

The Perfect Host is a little film that slips under the radar, but if you enjoy good thrillers, want a different take on the home invasion genre, just enjoy watching David Hyde Pierce (and he is most watchable) being creepy, then it's well worth a look.









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