Nine Perfect Strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers

Nicole Kidman leads this adaptation of Australian author Liane Moriarty's novel as the angelic head of a boutique health-and-wellness resort. From the producing team behind Big Little Lies. Co-stars Michael Shannon, Melissa McCarthy, Regina Hall, Luke Evans and Samara Weaving.

Nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over their retreat is the resort’s director Masha (Kidman), a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. However, these nine strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.

2021USAHulu, Amazon Prime
DramaMystery

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
19 August 2021

Random Acts of Mayhem

Promised total transformation, nine very different people arrive at Tranquillum House, a secluded retreat run by the mysterious wellness guru Masha.

EPISODE 1.2
19 August 2021

The Critical Path

As healing begins, the guests begin to doubt the retreat’s unconventional methods. They came for massages and relaxation, not to face their own mortality.

EPISODE 1.3
19 August 2021

Earth Day

Forced to live “off of the land” on Earth Day, tension within the group erupts as treatment intensifies and hunger pains set in.

EPISODE 1.4
26 August 2021

Brave New World

As the guests learn more about Tranquillum’s unique protocols, everyone must decide if they will continue under Masha’s care. Meanwhile, Masha is receiving mysterious threats of her own.

EPISODE 1.5
2 September 2021

Sweet Surrender

Zoe’s birthday celebration reopens old wounds, even as the group begins to grow closer.

EPISODE 1.6
9 September 2021

Motherlode

As the protocol escalates, relationships are strengthened, even as the effects of the treatment become more unsettling. Masha reveals her unique treatment goals for the Marconi family.

EPISODE 1.7
16 September 2021

Episode 7

Pressure on Masha intensifies, as she juggles the competing needs of her guests, discord amongst her staff and her absolute commitment to healing the Marconi family.

EPISODE 1.8

Episode 8

It’s time for everyone to cross the threshold and face their demons, including Masha. But will they make it to other side?

Nine Perfect Strangers / Reviews

Salon

Salon

(Nine Perfect Strangers) can't quite decide whether it's a parody of the wellness industry or a thriller, a comedy or a drama.

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USA Today

USA Today

A moderately serviceable soapy thriller...

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Nine Perfect Strangers... tastes bland and feels tonally indistinct.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

(Nine Perfect Strangers) isn't the worst show of the year, but it might be the biggest letdown.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Viewers hoping to transfer their tropical schadenfreude high from (The White Lotus) to this new series will be disappointed.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Kidman has the range to play both the unicorn and the woman, but nobody bothered to give her the more important part of that equation.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

So far... this is a perfectly mediocre affair.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

(Nine Perfect Strangers) reels the viewer in quickly, deploying just enough dry humour to keep it from becoming an emotional grind.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

(Kidman) lights up the story, and brings fascination to even the weakest plot strands.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Coming so soon after (White Lotus), Nine Perfect Strangers seems flimsy, superficial in execution...

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CNN

CNN

In the balance, Nine Perfect Strangers doesn't achieve perfection, but it is both pretty strange and reasonably compelling.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

The story is tediously more driven by star power than it is narrative...

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BBC

BBC

At the centre, and oddly enough the most off-putting element, is Masha. Kidman never gets a handle on just how ridiculous or how sinister her character is meant to be.

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Film School Rejects

Film School Rejects

Nine Perfect Strangers is neither groundbreaking nor especially resonant, but with an excellent cast carrying an intriguing story, the series still adds up to time well-spent.

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Collider

Collider

The fluctuations of the tone occasionally get distracting, as if it's never totally clear what this show wants to be.

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Paste

Paste

A trippy, intense, exhilarating ride...

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Variety

Variety

One wishes for more Kidman: Not a bigger performance, which seems impossible, but one that more firmly holds the show’s centre.

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Decider

Decider

Nine Perfect Strangers, in all its twisted, perfectly manicured glory, is an excellent adaptation of Liane Moriarty's novel of the same name.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The show simply doesn’t know what it wants you to invest in, or why.

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