Nine Perfect Strangers
IMDb rating: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 61%
Based on Liane Moriarty’s novel, this highly anticipated series follows the troubled guests of Tranquillum House, a wellness retreat unlike any other. Headed up by the mysterious Eastern European director, Masha (Nicole Kidman), the boutique resort turns into a prison almost immediately, and the nine guests are unable to escape until they’ve served their time – 10 days, during which Masha promises them their lives will change forever.
Starring Melissa McCarthy as Francis, a bestselling writer at a difficult crossroads; Michael Shannon as determinedly cheerful high school teacher Napoleon Marconi; Asher Keddie as his grieving wife, Heather; Grace Van Patten as their daughter, Zoe; Bobby Cannavale as belligerent drug addict Tony; Luke Evans as Lars, who’s just gone through a break-up and is perhaps best prepared for this unusual stay; Regina Hall as idealistic mother, Carmel; Samara Weaving as Instagram-perfect Jessica and Melvin Gregg as her husband, Ben, who are attending the retreat as a last-ditch attempt at marriage counselling. Also look out for Manny Jacinto as a wellness guide, in a very different role to his turn as Jason in The Good Place.
New episodes arrive weekly – at the time of writing, on 14 September 2021, six of the eight episodes are available.
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