Two pairs of lovers (Zahn & Jovovich, Olyphant & Sanchez) on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.
A Perfect Getaway started out strong, but dragged on too long before getting into the guts of the film.
From early on in the beginning, you are sort of certain the killers are, who you think they are. The movie does a decent attempt, or two, of throwing you off but in the end the surprise isn’t really too big.
Still, Director David Twohy keeps your interest pretty high as you wait for the plot to reveal itself slowly. Perhaps its the setting in the Hawaiian Islands that kept my interest, or was it watching Milla Jovovich run around in a tight top and shorts?
Regardless, A Perfect Getaway throws a few loops at you. Nick and Gina are suspects all along, so are the mysterious hitch-hikers who appear to stalk the couple in the mountains.
The film keeps us guessing at who the real killers are till the end, although I wasn’t all that fooled to be honest, even though the story had a ton of holes in it.
A Perfect Getaway doesn’t have much action, the little it does have is saved till the very end for a brief period.
What’s good about it?
The skinny dipping scene with Milla Jovovich and Kiele Sanchez was pretty hot. The backdrop to the film was wonderful, as the Hawaiian Islands provide gorgeous visuals on your TV. Kiele Sanchez is about to make it big, she’s pleasant to look at and a great actress.
What’s bad about it?
A Perfect Getaway waited too long to get to the point, and I found myself uninterested from time to time. Steve Zahn just doesn’t play the role of a bad guy very well, he’s too well known for his comedic character roles.
A Perfect Getaway is a perfect film for a rainy/snowy evening when your eyes need colorful visuals of the Hawaiian Islands.
What I learned
Cellphone service sucks in Hawaii.
A Perfect Getaway struggles on a lot of levels, but its decent enough to recommend for those in the mood for an average thriller with a twist or two.