The Perfect Host
Directed by Nick Tomnay
A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary. A series of mishaps has led John to the doorstep of Warwick Wilson (David Hyde Pierce), who’s busy preparing a sumptuous dinner party. But as John tries desperately to keep his true identity from being discovered, he learns Warwick isn’t quite who he claims to be either. And when he wakes up after being drugged, he realizes he’s in terrible danger. Nick Tomnay’s witty Sundance Film Festival favorite is must-see mix of black comedy and psychological thriller. Contains strong language, sexual scenes, violence and gore.
A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary.
Cast: David Hyde Pierce, Clayne Crawford, Cooper Barnes
This is one of those rare movies that starts off as a one skull one-dimensional flick and garners skulls as it goes along. Very original. Great twists. An unexpected treat.
Great movie! What comes around goes around, loved it!
Wow! What a wild ride
4 skulls from me means I was very impressed but it didn't shatter my world, y'know? It was very well written, the performances were believable, and in David Hyde Pierces case award worthy (I think Sir Anthony Hopkins would have some kind words about it). I liked the twist 2/3 through the film, very unforeseen and playfully daring. The whole concept was pretty interesting. I wish DHP was in more stuff, he's really good at this.
I really enjoyed this film in a way newer movies rarely seem to succeed in doing. I will start by saying that the casting is perfect. Refreshingly original story. I loved all the unexpected twists, the zany dialogue and entertaining performances (especially by DHP but also Clayne Crawford) and it kept my attention. It was an over-the-top dark comedy with a mere dash of horror, reminiscent of the brilliant AMERICAN PSYCHO. Truly a fun watch, had me literally laughing out loud... worthy of repeated viewings. Easily 5/5.