Although David Hyde Pierce spends more time on stage these days, every time he hits the silver screen he gives a dynamite performance. Pierce is captivating as Warwick Wilson in the new dark comedy/thriller The Perfect Host.
The Perfect Host is the kind of movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat, guessing what the next twist will be. Originally developed as an Australian short by director Nick Tomnay, the story follows fugitive John Taylor as he finds the perfect hiding place that turns out to be the perfect nightmare.
Without spilling too much, the host, Warwick has far more dimensions than John could’ve imagined. As you learn the background of both men, your view may shift on who the bad guy really is. Just when you think you know the whole story, you’ll be completely surprised. As someone who can often foresee the endings in movies, I was caught off guard several times.
This comedy is dark and a little perplexing, but David Hyde Pierce is truly a master at his craft.