DVD review

The Business Of Strangers

Passable psychodrama as up-tight corporate suit Julia (Stockard Channing) and haughty PA Paula (Julia Stiles) play out malicious power games in a hotel suite. This often lacks the wit and IQ required for a nerve-jangling thriller, but the assured leads provide seductive intrigue.

Rating: 3 / 10

Retail dvd & video (momentum pictures, widescreen)


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