The Perfect Host – Review

Posted January 28, 2010 in

The Perfect Host

Sundance Film Festival

Director: Nick Tomnay

John Taylor has just robbed a bank. His foot is bleeding through his shoe and his face is all over the news. He’s been convicted of theft and assault before. He’s completely fucked. The only thing he has going for him is that he’s clever and fairly quick on his feet.  When it seems like all hope is lost, Taylor manipulates his way into Warwick Wilson’s house, using a postcard found in his mailbox to pose as a friend of a friend. He even gets invited to stay for the dinner party that Wilson is preparing to host. But then the tables turn. And then they turn again. And a few more times after that before the film is over.  The Perfect Host is a seamlessly crafted story that keeps you guessing with every scene. Every time you think you have it figured out you’re thrown off. This film is anything but predictable. The police thriller meets twisted comedy meets love story features excellently developed characters, dry humor and off the wall plot twists that keep you continuously guessing. The Perfect Host is one of the most exceptional and unpredictable films that I have seen in the past year. 

Jeanette D. Moses


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Screening Times:

January 23 – 12:00 AM – Egyptian Theatre, Park City, UT

January 24 – 9:45 PM – Broadway Centre Cinema V, Salt Lake City, UT

January 29 – 11:30 PM – Library Center Theatre, Park City, UT

January 30 – 11:30 AM – Library Center Theatre, Park City, UT