Perfect Strangers
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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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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?)."
‑ Tom Horgen, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A cross between Cast Away and Swept Away, carefully flitting between the quality and pretentiousness of them both as it constantly reinvents itself."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"If you're looking for thrills, probing questions, great acting, a meandering, but always engaging, plotline, as well as a unique vision."
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Preston's screenplay is ingenious, drawing on British classics like Cul-de-Sac and The Servant to constantly undermine audience expectations."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"When horror heroines are this lame-brained, my impulse is to start rooting against them."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Even David Lynch would watch this and yell out "what the crap!""
‑ Erik Childress,
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