Release dateMarch 14, 2011 (2011-03-14) (France) WriterPeter Sullivan (screenplay), Jeffrey Schenck (story), Peter Sullivan (story) CastNatasha Henstridge (Nicole), Brea Grant (Jordan), Robert Neary (Kyle Johnson), Josie Davis, Jay Pickett, Michael Bowen Similar moviesRelated Michael Feifer movies
The perfect student
The Perfect Student is a 2011 American thriller movie directed by Michael Feifer and starring Natasha Henstridge, Josie Davis, Brea Grant, and Jay Pickett. It was premiered on TV in France on March 14, 2011, and released on DVD on January 17, 2012.
A student is brutally murdered on campus, and her body is thrown to the ocean. The police suspects her roommate Jordan, but Nicole Johnson, a well-respected criminology professor, understands that the police are on the wrong track, trying to frame the innocent. She begins her own investigation to prove the innocence of Jordan. But doing so is not as easy as it seems to be at first glance...
Natasha Henstridge as Nicole Johnson
Josie Davis as Tara
Brea Grant as Jordan
Jay Pickett as John
Michael Bowen as Detective Walker
Carlson Young as Laura
Alexander DiPersia as Jake (as Alexander John)
Wilson Bethel as Trent
Ultimately, this “legal thriller” falls short of most. It delivers on a basic level, and is watchable. The actors, for the most part, are believable. Some decent cinematography is appreciated, though only used sparingly. Cheesy dialogue, and a bad story prevail in the piece, and keep it from becoming something more enjoyable. If one is in the mood for a similar piece, try Primal Fear (1996), Runaway Jury (2003), or Along Came a Spider (2001) instead. This movie will be relegated to afternoon viewings on cable television networks, and it will deliver what is expected of it, the bare minimum.