The Comfort of Strangers

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Run time: 107 mins

In Theaters: Monday 1st April 1991

Distributed by: Madacy Home Video

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 50%
Fresh: 7 Rotten: 7

IMDB: 6.5 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: Angelo Rizzoli Jr.

Starring: Christopher Walken as Robert, Rupert Everett as Colin, Natasha Richardson as Mary, Helen Mirren as Helen MirrenCaroline

The Comfort of Strangers Movie Review


There's something about Venice that invites freaky behavior I suppose. Maybe it's the proximity to the water. Like New Orleans. Barbet Schroeder's The Comfort of Strangers makes excellent use of Venice's unique atmosphere and throws a little Walken into the mix. The story follows a young couple on holiday there. They get lost, encounter a wealthy man about town (Walken), and end up palling around with him a bit. He's alternately nice (letting them stay in his house) and cruel (punching poor Rupert Everett in the stomach), and ultimately things turn tragic. I won't pretend that the film makes a lick of sense, but it sure is fun to watch.

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