Quite difficult to believe that ‘s  Perfect Strangers is not inspired by a theater play. Everything happens within the closed limits of one apartment where seven friends meet for a casual dinner which turns into something completely different when they decide to play a ‘Truth or Do’ kind of game using their … mobile phones. One immediately thinks to movies like ‘s  Carnage , but that one was based on the play (and screenplay) of . It seems however in this case that the movie took precedence, but I am confident that the stage adaptations will follow quickly. So will the American remake, I am afraid.

 

source http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4901306/

source http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4901306/

 

What happens if all the calls, messaging, social networking content we believe to be confidential comes in the clear? This is the game the friends decide to play and the results will – as expected- be disastrous for most of the friendships and couple relationships. Is the film about the dangers of social networking and other forms of Internet communication? or maybe about the dangers of hiding and lying and trusting or not trusting your friends? One should see this film to decide. And ask yourself also if you are ready to play the game with your friends.

 

(video source jo ghiottone)

 

The film starts at a slow pace, and it took a while to catch me. When it did it was fantastic. It also contains a final twist in the script that I will not reveal. It’s well acted and smartly written. I recommend it. There are good chances that you’ll enjoy it.