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A Perfect Getaway

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A Perfect Getaway

David Twohy (2009)

93min
15 Certificate
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In this twisty thriller, a Hawaiian honeymoon turns into a nightmare after newlyweds begin to suspect their hiking companions are ruthless killers. It could be that screenwriter Cliff (Steve Zahn in a rare dramatic role) has seen too many movies, but when he and spouse Cydney (Milla Jovovich) set out on a remote coastal trail, news of a recent murder certainly puts them on edge. Writer/director David Twohy then entertainingly blends character comedy and escalating tension as they find themselves waylaid by a couple of hitch-hikers before making camp with a crossbow-carrying former soldier (Timothy Olyphant) whose girlfriend (Kiele Sanchez) displays goat-gutting skills that are clearly out of the ordinary. Of course, the film has to reveal its hand eventually and, although the secret's not unguessable, it prompts a crunching climactic set-to that's delivered with maximum impact. Curiously, the very obviously digitally contrived scenery proves reminiscent of an old-fashioned B-movie. But as B-movies go, with the mid-ranking cast raising their game and plenty of sly wit to augment the plot chicanery, at least it's a good one.

Summary

Newlyweds travel to Hawaii for their honeymoon and go on a hiking expedition to a remote beach along with another couple. However, after hearing stories of a murderous pair stalking the island, they begin to suspect their travelling companions might have sinister plans for them. Thriller, with Milla Jovovich, Steve Zahn, Timothy Olyphant and Kiele Sanchez.

Cast & Crew

Cydney Milla Jovovich
Nick Timothy Olyphant
Cliff Steve Zahn
Gina Kiele Sanchez
Cleo Marley Shelton
Kale Chris Hemsworth
Director David Twohy
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Momentum Pictures Guidance: Violence, swearing, drug abuse and nudity. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 14 Aug 2009

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