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The Perfect Host Movie Review

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David Hyde Pierce | DINNER IS SERVED David Hyde Pierce in The Perfect Host

The Perfect Host

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
93 minutes
Limited Release Date:
07/01/11
performer:
Clayne Crawford, David Hyde Pierce, Nathaniel Parker
director:
Nick Tomnay
distributor:
Magnolia Pictures
author:
Nick Tomnay
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C+

Wounded and searching for a hideout, a bank robber (the volatile Clayne Crawford) talks his way into the home of a kinky, persnickety L.A. fop (David Hyde Pierce) about to give a dinner party. For a while, the movie has a cat-and-mouse appeal — it’s like Hard Candy crossed with a smaller-scale Deathtrap. Pierce acts with an enjoyably testy flamboyance, but by the time he starts to imagine that his guests have arrived even though dinner’s been canceled, the film has given him one loose screw too many. The outré twists just pile up from there. C+

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