Perfect Strangers

Synopsis: On a warm summer evening, a loving couple, Rocco, a plastic surgeon and Eva, a therapist is expecting his long-lasting friends to share a pleasant evening over dinner. Everything is in order: the first course is ready, the roast is in the oven and the table is set. Without a doubt, this is going to be a gathering of true friends and the waiting comes to an end when the first couple arrives. The bell rings and it is Lele and Carlotta, followed subsequently by Cosimo and Bianca; the only one missing is Peppe, their friend who is still single. Before long, the group is complete and without any delay, they begin the feast. Surely, this is a nice but somewhat usual dinner, when suddenly someone makes a proposition: to place their mobile phones on the table and like a Russian roulette, whatever arrives (texts, WhatsApp messages, calls) they would share it with the others. Clearly, this uncommon truth or dare game has no point among friends who share everything with each other, nevertheless,
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Paolo Genovese
  13 wins & 13 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

Tell you what...

Read the dosage on the package.

Yes, they go by size.

Get a tablet

and hide it in her kibble.

I think half should be enough,


look at the dosage...

Stop it !

No, sorry, I didn't mean you.

I was talking to my dog.

I have a Labrador, yes.

Get down ! Yes, yes...

Yes, they're very affectionate dogs.

With children,

but particularly with adults.

- Where are you going ?

- I told you, to Chicca's.

- I don't believe you.

- Don't then.

You're seeing Gregorio.

No !

By telling lies, you're hurting

yourself more than me.

What a pain ! Chicca

and I are meeting the others.

- Gregorio might be there.

- Why do you need these ?

- They're not mine.

- They were in your bag.

- I'm holding them for Chicca.

- Think I'm stupid ?

And stop rummaging through my bag.

God ! You drive me crazy !

I know the feeling !

Rosa, it's late, time for bed.

Come with mommy.

- Say night-night to grandma.

- Night-night.

- Bye, sweetie.

- Bruno, I want you in bed by ten.

- Hear that ? Ten o'clock.

- And no fuss.

He doesn't make a fuss with grandma.

- Because you spoil him.

- That's not true !

Forget it.

I've stopped taking the pill.

- I'm glad.

- Really ?


Your daughter spews lies.

- You've got nothing to say ?

- Well, she's 17...

- It's normal.

- She's going out with Gregorio.

- So ? They're an item.

- I don't like him.

- She does.

- Rocco, you don't like him either.

No, I don't like him either.

But it's pointless trying to stop her.

Your parents didn't like you dating me,

but it made no difference.

How many teens have you treated,

Eva ? Some still thank you.

- Try to be a bit more detached.

- She's my daughter.

- I can't be detached.

- You're always criticizing her.

She criticizes me !

- I'll take that.

- Thanks.

- Wait, I forgot my phone.

- Hurry, it's late !

She's got condoms in her bag.

- How do you know ?

- I found them.

- You searched her bag ?

- I was looking for something.

Eva !

Sofia's going through the drama

of leaving the family unit.

Then let's allow her to

without being pains.

It would be wrong, she needs

a conflict to define herself,

a model to detach herselffrom,

understand ?

Eva, my mother was a green...

- Oh God !

- A greengrocer.

You can't imagine

how much simpler it was.

I left the family unit

without my parents even noticing.

My mom would ask: "Where's Rocco ?"

"Dunno, has he gone out ?"


- Lovely moon. What time's the eclipse?

- Dunno.

Why did we call Bruno Bruno ?

- Huh ?

- My father'sAmedeo, yours is Ennio.

What were we thinking calling him

"Bruno" ? Do you like it ?

So now we're having doubts

10 years later ?


- And don't talk back to mom like that.

- Like what ?

Like you did.

- It's biodynamic, will it be okay ?

- For 25 euros it'd better be !

- Pull over and we'll get another.

- Bianca...

- It's a dinner, not a wine tasting.

- But Eva's a nitpicker.

I'm not in the mood to hear her.

Then we'll say I bought it,

so she can pick on me.

- What are you doing ?

- Taking the price off.

Are you crazy ? 25 euros.

Stick it on the cork !

I'll get it.

- Hello.

- How are things ?

- Has Peppe arrived yet ?

- Not yet.

I made a tiramisu.

Cosimo and Bianca are on their way up.

- Okay. Ricotta or mascarpone ?

- Mascarpone.

Let's see ifyou have the guts

to say yours is better.

Come in.

Hi !

- I made a tiramisu. Sofia ?

- In her bedroom.

- I'll go and say hello.

- No, leave her be.

- You're at war ?

- Guerrilla warfare.

What happened ?

I found condoms in her bag.

No !

- God, what if Rosa does that ?

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