Release Date: January 19th 2001
Plot Outline: Two businesswomen meet and bond over possible revenge on an accused rapist.
The Business of Strangers is a twisted drama about two women that seem to be in a constant power struggle.
There’s not much I can really say about this movie besides that it was odd. The women’s attitudes were quite intense for some time. I couldn’t tell if they loved or hated each other. Sometimes I thought they were going to murder each other while other times I thought they were going to hook up…
The overall mood of the film was uncomfortable with a sexual edge. I constantly expected something risky and unconventional to occur just based on the tone of the voices and body language of the two leads.
Stockard Channing and Julia Stiles had a great on screen chemistry. Their chemistry was intense and intriguing. There was a bit of mystery to this film.
The movie itself wasn’t all that good but I am impressed by the way it came off. It might sound odd but the mood and constant discomfort and suspense was refreshing. There wasn’t really a climax to the movie. The entire film is purely getting a rise out of the audience.
This is one of those movies that you won’t really remember but you will remember how it made you feel while watching it.