#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary.
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Really creepy good fun
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.
The Perfect Performance
What a gem of a film! I went into this one blind other than reading the short description on Netflix.
Be patient with the beginning – it’s a required element to set the scene and introduce us to the character John Taylor who it is intended that we don’t want to ‘root for’. It’s a familiar ploy to ensure we don’t connect to his character and instead sympathise with Pierce’s character, Warwick, who initially appears to be the unfortunate victim as Taylor convinces him to let him into his home. And how the tables turn! Pierce is utterly brilliant as the disturbed Warwick, and is entirely convincing in his role as a mentally disturbed host. This film holds itself together mostly through his quirky, dark and psychotic performance. From the obsessive compulsiveness and disturbing facial expressions, to the strange walk, he builds the audience into a frenzy of anticipation as the full extent of his odd character becomes clear.
Clayne Crawford is less convincing as Taylor although does shift his character nicely from hard criminal to scared prisoner in a consistent, though expected, way.
The film does tell a story but, for me, that’s really a catalyst for the ‘performance’ film that it actually is. It’s ultimately a character study, an insight into psychopathy.
The storyline, therefore, is relatively weak and flawed in places. If you can get past that, and a predictable climax, then I would recommend this film purely on Pierce’s performance. Enjoy!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min), 1 hr 33 min (93 min) (USA)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Director Nick Tomnay
Writer Nick Tomnay, Krishna Jones
Actors David Hyde Pierce, Clayne Crawford, Tyrees Allen, Cooper Barnes
Awards 3 wins.
Production Company Stacey Testro International
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Red One Camera
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm