Perfect Strangers (Perfetti Sconosciuti)

Perfect Strangers (Perfetti Sconosciuti)

Perfect Strangers (Perfetti Sconosciuti)

Seven long-time friends find out how surprisingly little they know about each other in this Italian ensemble drama directed by Paolo Genovese.

"During a dinner party, seven friends decide to play a dangerous game. Each attendee places their cell phone on the table and agrees to make all texts and calls public in an attempt to prove that they have nothing to hide. What at first seems like a playful distraction between friends quickly turns into something much more toxic as the messages begin to reveal how little they may know about the partners and acquaintances surrounding them." (Tribeca Film Festival)

2016Rating: M, Offensive language and sexual themes97 minsItalyItalian with English subtitles
ComedyDramaWorld Cinema
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An entertaining and voyeuristic peek into the black-box of secrets, the iPhone.

A lot of water has passed under the bridge since The Big Chill (1983). It was the movie that immortalised the ‘gathering of old school friends’ as a narrative premise for revealing hidden truths and showing that friendship is the first casualty of honesty. The Italian comedy of manners Perfect Strangers (2016) follows this path but updates it with themes of...

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Variety

Variety

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An unsubtle chat fest stocked with immature characters...

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

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Relationships falter and friendships are shredded in this techno-relevant Italian comedy of errors in which the mobile phone is revealed to be 'the black box of our lives'.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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It might have been nastier in the hands of a less experienced director but Genovese handles it with delicacy. They might all be liars, but who's going to throw the first stone?

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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...well acted, touching, both funny and serious, and above all deftly plotted and scripted.

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Variety

Variety

press

An unsubtle chat fest stocked with immature characters...

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Relationships falter and friendships are shredded in this techno-relevant Italian comedy of errors in which the mobile phone is revealed to be 'the black box of our lives'.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

It might have been nastier in the hands of a less experienced director but Genovese handles it with delicacy. They might all be liars, but who's going to throw the first stone?

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...well acted, touching, both funny and serious, and above all deftly plotted and scripted.

0

An entertaining and voyeuristic peek into the black-box of secrets, the iPhone.

A lot of water has passed under the bridge since The Big Chill (1983). It was the movie that immortalised the ‘gathering of old school friends’ as a narrative premise for revealing hidden truths and showing that friendship is the first casualty of honesty. The Italian comedy of manners Perfect Strangers (2016) follows this path but updates it with themes...

3.0
0