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THE PERFECT HOST
USA: Magnolia Pictures
Cast: David Hyde Pierce, Clayne Crawford, Nathaniel Parker, Megahn Perry, Helen Reddy, John Will, Tyrees Allen, Cooper Barnes, Annie Campbell, Indira Gibson, George Cheung, Brooke Anderson, Tracy Britton, Cheryl Francis Harrington, Amanda Payton, Cal Rein, Rayford Sewell
Director: Nick Tomnay
USA: 93 mins
USA Rated: R for language, some violent content and brief sexual material
USA Release Date: 1 July 2011 (Limited Release)
"Dinner parties are a dying art."
Warwick Wilson (David Hyde Pierce) is the consummate host. He takes immense care preparing for a dinner party ensuring everything is perfect, so the table is flawlessly set and the duck perfectly timed for 8:30pm.
John Taylor (Clayne Crawford) is a career criminal. He’s just robbed a bank and needs to get off the streets. He finds himself on Warwick’s doorstep posing as a friend of a friend, new to Los Angeles, who’s been mugged and lost his luggage.
While the wine flows and the evening progresses, the audience become deeply intertwined in the lives of these two men and discover just how deceiving appearances can be.
With outstanding performances by David Hyde Pierce and Clayne Crawford, cowriter/director Nick Tomnay takes us on a suspense-filled ride where nothing is as it seems. THE PERFECT HOST is a slippery psychological thriller that exposes true human nature and reveals just how far we’re willing to go to satisfy our needs.