Based on the book of Liane Moriarty, Nine Unknowns, Nine Perfect Strangers is a miniseries of Hulu, distributed in Brazil by Amazon Prime, which enters into the intimate psychological issues of nine people, while exploring the strange owner of a retreat that departs from the conventional.
Nine Perfect Strangers delve into the depths of each of the characters who go to the retreat controlled by Masha (Nicole Kidman), O tranquillum house. Each of them has a different type of emotional problem, ranging from problems that seem simple like a relationship to the death of a family member.
While each of these nine strangers seek solutions for those they affect, they turn out to be completely contrary to those that affect them. It is common for anyone who claims to have a problem, but will never accept it, because when you do, you will have to open up and become totally vulnerable.
This vulnerability is shown in each of them. Some have darker secrets that will only be revealed at the end of the miniseries. But that's not what makes Nine Perfect Strangers a formidable work. It's how she treats her narrative.
The viewer is so used to having easy answers about how each moment will be treated in the future, especially in a negative way, that when everything turns out to be the opposite, even in the most tense moments, he is taken by surprise. This is fantastic because Nine Perfect Strangers it deconstructs narratives prone to tedious conflicts between characters and shows that what comes out of each person's mouth is an aggression against oneself.
This is very well shown when carmell (Regina Hall) talk with Jessica (Samara Weaving) and says that the hatred he feels for her comes from envy, because Jessica is beautiful, thin and has everything. It may sound cliché and silly, but not in the way it's shown.
This show is forceful and real, as it makes the viewer feel empathy for each one of them. Other interesting characters are the Marconi family, due to their family loss that affects them differently, especially Napoleon (Michael Shannon), father of Zoe (Grace Van Patten) and husband of heather (asher keddie).
Returning to the reason they are Tranquillum, which is to go through a transformation, let's follow each one of them seeing that nothing will be as it seems. Masha is an interesting character and full of question marks. If it weren't for the flashbacks and we were the spectators, it would be awful to have someone like her be your therapist.
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Nicole delivers a character full of emotion and madness in every way. She is crazy about the lives of those who are in Tranquillum and who can free themselves from what ails them, but she is also a victim of her own past and little by little we discover parts of her that make us wonder how much Masha is what she says she is. .
The end of the miniseries is different from the book, but just as exciting as the original work. You can't take many of the events and how they happen, but that doesn't destroy the adaptation one bit.
Nine Perfect Strangers is a miniseries that differs in its narrative that seeks creative solutions to your problems but that can and will definitely make you question whether it's right or not.
The series features actors Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Regina Hall, Luke Evans, Bobby Cannavale, Tiffany Boone, Melvin Gregg, among others.