A Perfect Getaway
Honeymooning couple Cliff (Steve Zahn) and Cydney (Milla Jovovich) is hiking an eleven-mile trail in Hawaii when they cross paths will ex-military man Nick (Timothy Olyphant), who earns their trust by helping them navigate a particularly treacherous mountain cliff. The trio runs into a group of girls whose parents are begging them to return home following reports that a couple has been murdered on one of the other islands. The suspects in the killings are a young white couple, and when Cliff and Cydney meet Nick’s free-spirited girlfriend Gina (Kiele Sanchez), tension starts to rise. The further the foursome walk together, the more delicate the balance of trust and suspicion becomes.
A Perfect Getaway is a thriller, and I was glad that the director didn’t go along the line of an over-the-top slasher flick.
It’s an entertaining low budget film with big stars. Although not a classic, it manages to generate a certain interest in its story and characters.
The movie starts with a newly wed couple (Steve Zahn and Mila Jovovich) who encounters two other couples who they suspect are killers.
Although the twist and turns were believable, there wasn’t really any shock factor for me. If you’re focusing on the film close enough early on in the film, the outcome was given away clearly.
Overall the case is great, and if not for the plot, the movie is worth watching for its beautiful island and cinematography.