The Perfect Stalker (2016)   3/53/53/53/53/5


Danielle Savre in The Perfect Stalker (2016)

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Out of desperation Harvey (Scott Gibson) takes his wife, Grace (Danielle Savre), to see a therapist as her mood swings and anger issues are too much for him to handle. With the therapist believing Grace suffers from HPD (Histrionic Personality Disorder), Harvey is unable to help her as on returning home she murders him and then flees to Philadelphia. It is there that she quickly becomes obsessed with University lecturer Robert Harris (Jefferson Brown) who happens to be the boyfriend of her neighbour Erin (Krista Morin). But what Grace wants she gets even if she has to come up with a fake stalker to help Robert fall for her whilst killing anyone who might spoil her plans.

I have lost count of the number of made for TV movies I have watched about an unhinged woman who becomes obsessed with a man and sets about doing what ever it takes to have him all to herself. And "The Perfect Stalker" is another to add to the list of obsessed women movies which you might watch and forget about before the month is over. As such whilst "The Perfect Stalker" gives us a name for the disorder which Grace suffers from what we get is to watch her stalk Robert, come up with a series of extreme ways to get him and of course dispose of anyone who is getting in the way or worse, work out what she is up to when it comes to her fake stalker.

Jefferson Brown in The Perfect Stalker (2016)

The thing which "The Perfect Stalker" has going in its favour is Danielle Savre who plays the part of Grace beautifully. In some scenes she will bring the joy of a woman who is loved up yet that can over flow in to becoming happily sinister. She also delivers the obsessive side to her character so you can imagine that when she doesn't get her way she can turn dangerously spiteful. Yet on top of that she also delivers the whole fantasist part of Grace which when all combined might not make her a unique character but it does make her a slightly OTT one which makes her kind of entertaining.

What this all boils down to is that for fans of TV movies "The Perfect Stalker" is entertaining but it is no better or worse than other TV movies about an obsessed woman and as such is just as forgettable.


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