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The Perfect Stranger
The Perfect Stranger
Actor: Pamela Brumley
Director: Shane Sooter; Jefferson Moore
Genres: Drama
UR     2006     1hr 45min

The movie version of the bestselling novel, "Dinner With a Perfect Stranger" by David Gregory. Capturing the book's wit, intimacy and desire to enlighten almost line for line, "THE PERFECT STRANGER" is a thought-provoking ...  more »

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Actor: Pamela Brumley
Director: Shane Sooter; Jefferson Moore
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Religion
Studio: Kelly's Filmworks
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 05/30/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 45min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Patty W. (PattysPrch1) from SAINT CHARLES, MO
Reviewed on 12/4/2009...
I really liked it, but you have to enjoy conversations a lot to enjoy it.

Movie Reviews

Beautiful Movie
J. M. Gonzalez | Vineland N.J. USA | 03/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The plot is simple. A lawyer named Nikki played by Pamela Brumley gets a dinner invitation on the night her husband is going to a ball game with his friends. She believes that the invitation is really from her husband who feels bad about leaving her alone on a Friday night, so she accepts. When she arrives at the resteraunt she finds instead someone she has never seen before, a man, well dressed, who claims to be Jesus Christ. At first she thinks it's a joke and wants to leave, but hey, why give up a free meal? She goes along with his story that he is Jesus Christ and proceeds to ask him questions about everything she can think of from various religions to the creation of the universe. What follows is one of the most interesting conversations put on film.
Let me state that I am not a born again Christian, but when I first saw this film I was glued to the TV, it is a film that makes you think. It is a film that is entertaining, it is a film that is as interesting to those of you who are not religious as to those of you who are.
I dispute the running time of the movie as listed here. The film times in at about 1 hour and 8 minutes in length. The closing credits include interviews with the stars of the film and the director and clock in at about 17 minutes. For a film that is a little over an hour the price is not bad. There are extra's on the DVD, behind the scenes ect.
If you are still not sure if you should see this keep in mind that it is a little over an hour long. Chances are you've wasted your time being dissapointed with films clocking in at over 2 hours before. The choice is always yours, if you don't like it- return it. Or better yet, because of the price, give it to a friend. I'm sure you know someone out there who would want to see this.
Want to Dine Out with Jesus?
Gary D. Lynam | Rocklin, CA USA | 03/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My wife and I recently had a dear friend over for dinner. Even though a Catholic she like many have struggled with the concept of Jesus being the only way to God, that the Bible is the authentic Word of God, if God is so loving why is there so much suffering in this world and that just being a "good" person qualifies one for heaven regardless of their belief. To our delight (and relief), we came across "The Perfect Stranger" in our cable guide. Without all of the typical religious voices of Christian broadcasts this movie simply and cleverly answered our friends questions all within a modern, intimate dinner setting with none other than Jesus, business suit and all.

The thematic of the movie is that it's all about relationship and NOT religion. It's about accepting God's gift of grace to you and not trying to earn God's favor, because...well, you just can't. This "My Dinner with Andre" format is both entertaining, challenging and engaging. When the program ended our friend sat in total silence then exclaimed that "This was an incredible movie". Her questions, like many of our own, were answered over the course of dinner. It seemed that somehow we were there having an extrordinary dinner with Jesus as well.

I highly recommend this movie for believers and non belivers alike. It may just make you hungry for more!"
The Perfect Stranger
C. Pine | Fresno, Ca | 03/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was roaming the aisles of our neighborhood video store when I came across this movie. Thinking the actress looked like Catherine Zeta-Jones Douglas, I asked the clerk if he had seen it, he hadn't but I felt compelled to rent it anyway. I am blown away by the sincere, simple, yet effectiveness for the story. I am a Christian, but most Christian-type movies seem sappy, goofy, certainly nothing a non-believer would find interesting, I barely think they are worth the time.But, this movie is different! It is very well thought out, thought provoking in a simple premise, just honest. Bless the cast, and crew for following their hearts. Bless you for watching it and spreading the Word!"