Perfect Stranger Reviews
January 7th 2013
February 1st 2016
Had my mother over for a movie night, and she chose it. Swear I could not remember a thing about it.
I am not a fan of either Bruce Willis or Halle Berry, and honestly I was pretty bored through most of it and wondering what the hell was I thinking buying it.
Then the big reveal at the end. As I couldn't remember the movie, it was a total shock and then l understood why I'd liked it.
I don't think there will be a third watch, but yes, it was just about worth sticking with.
Halle Barry plays 'Roe' a journalist who goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as the man who killed her childhood friend. Posing as one of his temps and aided by associate Miles Haley they enter into an online game of cat-and-mouse. Barry sure looks fantastic but her performance is annoying, filled with weird bursts of anger, up and down and just overacted in every way. And wow with the product placement. In a completely unnecessary scene Victoria's Secret highjacks the movie for about 15 minutes with Barry's character packing VS gift bags, a fashion show (with Heidi Klum) and the brand name mentioned multiple,multiple times.
About the only good thing about Perfect Stranger is Giovanni Ribisi, he does a great job and was probably the sole reason I finished watching this. On that note I did't see that ending coming. So yes the twist is good, too bad about the rest of it. 10/8/14