Nine Perfect Strangers Review: Hulu Series Achieves Wellness
Nine Perfect Strangers is truly a story about how, if you look like Nicole Kidman, you can get people to do anything you want them to do. In the upcoming Hulu series, Kidman is Masha, an enigmatic, ethereal woman who runs Tranquillum, a super secretive wellness retreat set in a swoon-worthy mansion made of glass and earth elements. As the guests arrive and settle in, they realize that they’re in for more than they’d bargained for.
The nine perfect strangers attending the resort are a mishmash of personalities. As they all approach Tranquillum, we’re treated to mini character studies. Melissa McCarthy brings her incomparable talent to the role of Frances, a romance novelist whose life seems to be falling apart. The Marconi family (Michael Shannon, Asher Keddie, and Grace Van Patten) has been given a discount on the bill for some mysterious reason, and they’re looking forward to a chance to relax and regroup. Ben (Melvin Gregg) and Jessica (Samara Weaving) are a smokin’ hot young couple looking to reconnect, Carmel (Regina Hall) is a high-strung woman who insists that she’s headed to the resort for weight loss, Tony (Bobby Cannavale) is a cantankerous dude perpetually clad in sweats, and Lars (Luke Evans) is painted as a curious skeptic.
And, obviously, everyone is packing a whole boatload of secrets. This group is a veritable Titanic of secrets.