Available on Prime Video , the first three episodes (the next five will be one per week) of Nine Perfect Strangers, with a star cast led by Nicole Kidman. We tell you everything you need to know to make the most of it.
Nine Perfect Strangers Episode 5 Streaming From Friday, September 3
The first three episodes (of eight) of the prestigious Nine Perfect Strangers miniseries arrived on Prime Video on August 20: starting August 27, we will see one episode per week, until the end, as it should be. a series that takes its time and is not suitable for classic binge watching.
We’ve been talking about it for a while, firstly because it’s produced and partly written by Mr. Michelle Pfeiffer, or David E. Kelley (here with John Henry Buttleworth), one of the big names in American industry. entertainment, behind big hits like LA Law, Boston Legal and the most recent Big Little Lies, Mr. This is Kelley’s third collaboration with Nicole Kidman, who plays the key role in the story and seems to have stayed in her character throughout filming in order to keep the rest of the cast going, as does Masha in the series. But let’s go over everything you need to know in detail before you dive into watching Nine Perfect Strangers, a short guide to the series’ key elements.
The beginnings of the story of Nine Perfect Strangers
The story features a group of nine characters, very different from each other and unknown to each other, who go to an ultra-luxurious spa located in a dreamy and very selective place, which promises to bring its experiences back to life. customers in just ten days. At the head of the center, with the alluring name of Tranquillum House, is a mysterious woman of Russian origin, with the appearance of a wood elf and with a dark criminal past, Masha, assisted by three faithful helpers, the couple Delilah and Yao, and Zoe. After a not entirely pleasant first contact between them, the customers of the resort will begin to have doubts about the way in which the place is maintained.
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The book and the author
That of Nine Perfect Strangersis not an original story but is based on the novel of the same name by Australian author Liane Moriarty, published in 2018. Moriarty is also the author of the book that gave birth to Big Little Lies. Another of his novels, The Husband’s Secret (2013), is in development, with Blake Lively in the lead role. Since 2004, Liane has published eight blockbuster novels, several of which have made it to the New York Times bestseller list. The ninth will be released in September and will be titled Apples Never Fall. Six of them have also been published in Italy, including “Nove perfetti sconosciuti”, by Mondadori. Moriarty is also the author of three children’s books, the first of which, “Petronella and the Space Rubbish”, from 2009, was published by Piemme Junior. In an interview with the Guardian, the author said that she had long been snubbed in her country and was discovered in America, where her books were an immediate success. No one is a prophet in his country, as they say.
Nine Perfect Strangers characters and their prestigious performers
The strong point of this mini-series are obviously the actors. If we leave aside the film and television star Nicole Kidman, more and more present on the small screen, in the role of the lady and godmother of Tranquillum, the enigmatic Masha Dmitrichenko, we move on to her happy (? ) guests.
Frances Welty is a mature woman, author of romance novels, in crisis with her work and her life. As if that wasn’t enough, she was also the victim of an online romance scam. She is portrayed with irresistible charisma by the great Melissa McCarthy, an extraordinary comedic actress who has proven that she can play more serious roles as well. From Friends of the Bride to Original Copy (she was Oscar nominated for both), Mike and Molly to Queens of Crime, the future Ursula of The Little Mermaid in live action is always a guarantee. In Nine Perfect Strangers, she primarily interacts with Bobby Cannavale, with whom she has worked four times already. In one of the next episodes, we will also see her husband, actor Ben Falcone.
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Bobby Cannavale stars as the shaggy, beefy, bearded Tony Hogburn, a former football star who had to retire after a serious accident and is addicted to painkillers. Sarcastic and cranky, at first he has the greatest difficulty adapting and especially attacks Frances. Cannavale’s performance is on par with his best performances, and there are plenty of them. He is remembered on television as psychopathic gangster Gyp Rosetti in Boardwalk Empire (Emmy Award) and, among his many other characters, in Vynil, Nurse Jackie, Will & Grace (his second Emmy) and Mr. Robot, and at the movies in Blue Jasmine, Tonya, The Irishman and, with his lifelong friend John Turturro, Jesus Rolls.
Ben et Tamara Chandler
The young mixed couple, Ben and Tamara Chandler, arrive at Tranquillum in a yellow Lamborghini to save their failing marriage. It’s about rising star Melvin Gregg, who even appeared in Asylum’s Sharknado 3 movie. He is best known as an influencer on Vine. His series include Sexless, Class, Freakish, and Snowfall. She, an insecure Instagram diva who is fixated on her looks and plastic surgery (in the series, she wears makeup “as if”), is the fantastic Australian actress Samara Weaving, who has know in the hilarious splash movie Till Death Do Us Part. On TV, we’ve seen her in Ash Vs. Evil Dead, Picnic at Hanging Rock, and the Netflix Hollywood miniseries. She is crossed by the artistic genes of her uncle Hugo Weaving.
He has a career spanning nearly twenty years in film and television. He is remembered as the bard in The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug and The Battle of the Five Armies, for example, as Vlad in Dracula Untold and again in Fast & Furious 6 and 7, as Gaston in Beauty and the Beast and on television in The Alienist.
The Marconi family
The Marconi family, obviously of Italian origin, has three members: the father, mother and daughter arrive at Tranquillum thanks to a generous discount. He, Napoleon, is a somewhat clumsy and apparently exuberant teacher; his wife Heather is more obviously living with the trauma of their son’s death, as is his younger twin sister, Zoe. Napoleon is the great (in every sense of the word) actor Michael Shannon, Oscar nominee for Revolutionary Road and Nocturnal Animals, who has starred in wildly popular and auteur films, from his Groundhog Day debut in 1993 to Bug de William Friedkin and Homage to Sidney Lumet’s Father and Mother, to Zod from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Shape of Water and Knives Out. In Boardwalk Empire, his memorable role as former agent Nelson Van Alden. Also featured on television in Waco and The Drummer Girl, Shannon is a character actor who has the makings of a lead actor. His wife Heather is Australian actress Asher Keddie, who has had a predominantly television career since the mid-1980s, to the point of being nicknamed the “Golden Girl of Australian Television”. She has made very few movie appearances, possibly having been seen in X-Men Origins – Wolverine. His daughter Zoe, on the other hand, is New Yorker Grace Van Patten, who debuted at just 10 years old in The Sopranos, while in the movies she starred in Marriage with an Ex and Under the Silver Lake. . who has had a predominantly television career since the mid-1980s, to the point of being nicknamed the “Golden Girl of Australian Television”. She has made very few movie appearances, possibly having been seen in X-Men Origins – Wolverine. His daughter Zoe, on the other hand, is New Yorker Grace Van Patten, who debuted at just 10 years old in The Sopranos, while in the movies she starred in Marriage with an Ex and Under the Silver Lake. . who has had a predominantly television career since the mid-1980s, to the point of being nicknamed the “Golden Girl of Australian Television”. She has made very few movie appearances, possibly having been seen in X-Men Origins – Wolverine. His daughter Zoe, on the other hand, is New Yorker Grace Van Patten, who debuted at just 10 years old in The Sopranos, while in the movies she starred in Marriage with an Ex and Under the Silver Lake. .
Then there is the last bachelor of the group, Carmel, abandoned by her husband with four children, who has problems with self-esteem and anger management. Regina Hall brings it to life. Many remember his regular presence in the first four films of the Scary Movie series.
Maya’s assistants are three in number: Delilah is played by Tiffany Boone, in the movies in Beautiful Creatures and on television in the series with Al Pacino Hunters, in the role of Roxy Jones. She also had an important role in the wonderful Irish series The Following, starring Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson. Yao is Manny Jacinto, a Filipino-Canadian actor active since 2012 and who has appeared in numerous television series including The Good Place, Trese and To the New Cherry Taste. In the movies, we’ll see him in Top Gun: Maverick.
Tranquillum: a dream location with forests, cliffs and natural pools.
As Australian as the book was, it was inevitable that the setting wouldn’t change, even though the show’s story is supposed to take place in Northern California. Nine Perfect Strangers was filmed at the height of the pandemic in New South Wales, in the so-called Northern Rivers region, in famous Byron Bay. The shooting, after 14 days of quarantine and samples for the actors, took place from August 20 to December 21, 2020.
But in the end, what is Nine Perfect Strangers?
After the first three episodes, and for those who haven’t read the book, Nine Perfect Strangers is something of a bit of a mystery: a satire of the health habits that were once called New Age and that those who believe in it thinks are. do they cure all ailments? A parody of alternative therapeutic practices? Reflecting on individual suffering in a world where we are increasingly hurt, angry and confused? Thriller? The title seems to evoke an atmosphere of Agatha Christie: among these nine complete strangers, will some experience the same end as his Ten Little Indians? To find out, alas, you just have to wait for the end of the series.