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Actors: Natasha Richardson, Sean Harris, Marton Csokas, Ian McKellen, Hugh Bonneville
Director: David Mackenzie
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2006     1hr 39min

Natasha Richardson (THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS) is Stella, the beautiful, neglected wife of Max Raphael (Hugh Bonneville), the newly appointed Deputy Superintendent of a maximum-security psychiatric hospital outside of Londo...  more »


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Actors: Natasha Richardson, Sean Harris, Marton Csokas, Ian McKellen, Hugh Bonneville
Director: David Mackenzie
Creators: Baron Davis, Bruce McNall, Chris Curling, David Collins, Chrysanthy Balis, Patrick Marber, Patrick McGrath
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Love & Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 01/17/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2005
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 39min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 4/11/2018...
Started out real strong but fizzled out near the end and was a bit confusing plotline at times. Worth a watch though if you like suspense and drama films. The movie DVD cover says Hitchcokian psychological thriller, which I disagree even comparing this film with some of Hitchcock's masterpieces.
3 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Callie K. (ballofglitter) from GRAND ISLAND, NE
Reviewed on 5/8/2014...
I thought this one sounded good but it was okay. It was pretty boring and they jump so fast from scene to scene it's hard to keep up
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Robert K. from TUCSON, AZ
Reviewed on 5/20/2013...
The setting is in London. The Hugh Bonneville character is a psychiatrist and gets new job at a mental health facility for the criminaly insane. Bonneville takes his wife and young child to live there as his employer provides a nice home within the grounds. Natasha Richardson plays Bonneville's wife. It is soon apparent that Richardson has very little to do, and is very bored. Also, it appeared that there wasn't a whole lot of physical affection between husband and wife.

This sets up the meeting of Marton Csokas and Richardson. Csokas plays one of the inmates who just happens to be a hunk. Some of the inmates who have demonstrated good behavior are allowed to work at the facility. Csokas crime was killing his wife in a most brutal way. Being the bored housewife, Richardson puts on an alluring dress and goes down to where Csokas is working. She throws herself at Csokas. This begins a torrid affair which has far reaching consequences for Bonneville, Richardson, and their young son.

Overall, I liked the film but it is very somber in tone.
3 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.