Perfect Stranger

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Halle Berry fans that’ve been waiting for her next film won’t be disappointed in the seductive psychological thriller, Perfect Stranger. Investigative reporter Rowena Price (Halle Berry) has been working for a newspaper in New York just long enough to be sick and tired of the “bad guys” escaping the law. Then, when one of her friends is murdered, she goes undercover to catch the killer herself. Her primary suspect is Harrison Hill (Bruce Willis) the powerful CEO of a large advertising agency who had been having an affair with the victim. Rowena enlists the help of her associate, Miles Haley (Giovanni Ribisi) who helps her use the internet to track Hill down and make contact. She changes her name to Christine and manages to get hired by Hill’s agency as temporary help. She also flirts with Hill online, but he thinks her name is Veronica. (Basically, she changes identities quicker than I can change my pants.) The problem, is that Rowena is not the only person who changes identities and just when you think you know who the murderer is, the plot becomes cloudy. (With all of the sexual content, maybe I should use the word steamy.) This film is very well made and the script really keeps you guessing. In fact, the filmmakers shot 3 different endings so no-one would know the identity of the real killer before the movie is released. I can’t imagine anyone wanting to know the identity of a killer bad enough to warrant the expense of filming 3 endings. Anyway, Berry, Willis and Ribisi are fantastic and prove once again why they are big box office draws. A word of caution: don’t take the kids to this film, Aside from Halle Berry in provocative dresses, there is enough internet sex talk and other sexual content to make a blind guy blush. For once, I was actually surprised by the ending and I’m giving it a B rating.

This movie has been given a R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.