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Perfect Strangers (2003)




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Written, directed, and co-produced by Gaylene Preston, Perfect Strangers centers around the romance between Melanie (Rachael Blake) and the handsome stranger (Sam Neill) who charmed her into joining him at his "castle." The so-called castle is little more than a beat-up shack on a deserted island, however, and it isn't long before her admirer's charm turns into all-out obsession. Clued into the fact that the romantic tryst has degenerated into kidnapping, Melanie makes plans to escape, but the stranger has other ideas. Perfect Strangers was filmed on the remote west coast of New Zealand's South Island and features music by Neil Finn.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
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Written By: Gaylene Preston
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On DVD: Jun 22, 2004
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Critic Reviews for Perfect Strangers

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

It's a movie that fails so miserably in its weirdo aspirations that you'll wish you were watching that bad '80s sitcom of the same name (with Balkie, remember?).

Full Review… | June 10, 2004
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Time Out
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Full Review… | January 1, 2005
Reel Film Reviews

When horror heroines are this lame-brained, my impulse is to start rooting against them.

Full Review… | June 10, 2004
St. Paul Pioneer Press

A cross between Cast Away and Swept Away, carefully flitting between the quality and pretentiousness of them both as it constantly reinvents itself.

Full Review… | April 9, 2004
Planet Sick-Boy

Audience Reviews for Perfect Strangers

this movie gets two stars purely for sam neill looking gorgeous!!
This isnt the one with Bruce wilis and Halle Berry, this movie is about a man who is in love with a woman who he knows everything about but she knows nothing about him!!
He kidnaps her, shes stabs him and this leads to a whirlwind of weird love that is strange, weird and probably the most stupid storyline in the world!!
Its boring predictable, weird and just plain rubbish, however Sam Neill looks so gorgeous!!

Film Crazy

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This was a strange one. A bit of Atame meets Repulsion. Rachael Blake reminds me of Julie Christie.

Jeff B

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