At the start of The Perfect Host, habitual crook John (Clayne Crawford – no idea – though apparently he’s been busy) is injured in a bank-robbery-gone-wrong. Stumbling his way into suburbia, he scams a prim, prissy, dinner-party-throwing home-owner called Warwick (David Hyde Pierce) to let him into his house.
I can’t tell you too much more without spoiling the plot, but suffice it to say, nothing goes quite according to plan. Or expectation. I quite enjoyed it actually. It goes as comedy-thriller, and it kind of pulls it off, most of the time, which is no easy feat. David Hyde Pierce tucks into the role of Warwick with gusto. And it’d be easy to underestimate Crawford’s performance, given that a lot of it is responsive. In retrospect, he was pretty good. The main location, Warwick’s home, is striking too – a perfect, modern bachelor’s pad, with delicious folding doors opening up onto the swimming pool. Irony of ironies, it was on the website of the folding door company that I found the most info and some great pics, and the home’s LA location.