March 13, 2007, - 1:20 pm

Halle Berry Rides Mark Foley Scandal, Dead U.S. Soldiers’ Bodies

By Debbie Schlussel
If you like your movie thrillers agenda-free and filled with a good plot, forget the new Halle Berry flick, “Perfect Stranger,” coming out in mid-April.
In case you or anyone forgot about Congressman Mark Foley and his gay page scandal, Berry and scriptwriters deign to remind us. The movie opens with her confronting and doing a hit-piece on secretly gay, very conservative Republican U.S. Senator Sachs of New York–who is very pro-family values but secretly sexually harassing his male interns. Get it–“Sachs-ual Harassment”? Haha, funny. Because no liberal Congressmen have been caught in immoral sex scandals. Barney Frank? Gerry Studds? Mel Reynolds? . . .

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And then there’s Berry’s snide dialogue about dead bodies of U.S. soldiers coming home from Iraq and how the government is trying to hide them. What on earth is this doing in a movie thriller that has not a whit to do with Iraq? Shame on the makers of this movie and Halle Berry for using dead U.S. soldiers for dialogue fodder.
And why is supposedly conservative/Republican Bruce Willis in this utter dud, complete with the worst rug I’ve seen him wear yet?
Beside all that, “Perfect Stranger” is just a perfectly cockamamie, absurd movie that’s hardly thrilling. (The only “Perfect Strangers” worth noting is the former ABC TV series with the character, Balki Bartokomous.)

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6 Responses

Somebody please take down that image of Berry. She always struck me as really not that pretty — more surface than substance.

Jeremiah on March 13, 2007 at 4:59 pm

ps – If you’ve spent time, as I have, around actual actresses — has-benns, wannabees, and even the real article — you’ll understand what I mean.

Jeremiah on March 13, 2007 at 5:03 pm

Halle Berry???
THINK i remembered HER in *The Parent Trap,* but i’d rather hear about Pamelyn Ferdin from the old Paul Lynde show

EminemsRevenge on March 13, 2007 at 6:37 pm

Bruce Willis is as conservative as Clint Eastwood.

Ripper on March 14, 2007 at 9:50 am

I assumed Halle Berry was in such a caring relationship with hopes of a long term marriage. Looks like there aren’t things like blissful marriages such as ours any more – 20 years as one and even now happy.

Anderson Beukema on May 12, 2010 at 5:45 am

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