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Perfect Strangers (2001)

Perfect Strangers
9.4 Rating
(5 ratings)
8.2 IMDB rating

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Michael Gambon

Michael Gambon

 Raymond
Claire Skinner

Claire Skinner

 Rebecca
Toby Stephens

Toby Stephens

 Charles
Jill Baker

Jill Baker

 Esther
Timothy Spall

Timothy Spall

 Irving
Anton Lesser

Anton Lesser

 Stephen


Written by
Stephen Poliakoff

Stephen Poliakoff

(3 episodes, 2001)


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5 years, 6 months ago at Mar 19 11:09
The family of our protagonist is invited to a reunion of his extended family in London. He hasn't seen most of the family or doesn't remember seeing them, his branch being the "black sheep" of the group. As the reunion progresses, he comes meets a diverse group of family members and hears their stories, including some from his own past. The stories aren't about buried dirt or scandals in the famil... read more
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Release date: 10 May 2001
Drama (1), Relations (1), Family Tree (1), England (1), London (1), Jewish (1), Romance (1), Affair (1), Family History (1), Cousins (1), Family Reunion (1), Family (1), Bbc (1)
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The evolution of Michael Gambon (74 movies items)

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Abhi added this to a list 2 years, 8 months ago
TV Mini-Series: Best of the Best (11 tv items)

"A family reunion brings together people who have either not seen each other in years or never at all, with interesting consequences. It's a bit of a feel good drama by the end, but the characters are so well written that all is forgiven."


Abhi posted a review 5 years, 6 months ago

“The family of our protagonist is invited to a reunion of his extended family in London. He hasn't seen most of the family or doesn't remember seeing them, his branch being the "black sheep" of the group. As the reunion progresses, he comes meets a diverse group of family members and hears their stories, including some from his own past. The stories aren't about buried dirt or scandals in the family but the they are fascinating nevertheless. The writer and director Stephen Poliakoff has a great gift for creating these absorbing stories out of everyday people and events.

The director's theatre background clearly helps him in focusing on how the story is told than on how it looks. The camera is almost always focused on the characters, capturing their expressions and emotions. The dr” read more