‘Perfect Strangers’ Review: A Dare Makes an Intimate Party Too Intimate | Modern Society of USA

‘Perfect Strangers’ Review: A Dare Makes an Intimate Party Too Intimate

‘Perfect Strangers’ Review: A Dare Makes an Intimate Party Too Intimate

In “Perfect Strangers,” a new film from Mexico directed by Manolo Caro, three heterosexual married couples, and one fellow attending stag, submit to a queasy dinner party game, one suggested by the hostess — a psychologist. Tonight, they’re not going to be rude and leave the table with their phones whenever they get a text alert or an incoming call. Instead, the guests all place their phones at the center of the table, and when there’s an alert, they will reveal to their friends their texts and Facebook messages and hold conversations with incoming callers on speaker. This promises to be a revealing evening, and that promise is fulfilled.

And if you think this sounds like a nifty premise for a contemporary adult drama, you are hardly alone. This movie is a remake of an Italian one from 2017, which has also been remade in Greece, Turkey, Hungary, France and South Korea.

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