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A Perfect Getaway (2009)

R  |   |  Adventure, Mystery, Thriller  |  7 August 2009 (USA)
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Two pairs of lovers on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.

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For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but well-meaning spirits who help guide them through the lush jungles. The picturesque waterfalls and scenic mountainsides quickly give way to terror when Cliff and Cydney learn of a grisly murder that occurred nearby and realize that they're being followed by chance acquaintances that suspiciously fit the description of the killers. Written by The Massie Twins

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Rated R for graphic violence, language including sexual references and some drug use | See all certifications »

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A Perfect Getaway - Una perfetta via di fuga  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£418,703 (UK) (14 August 2009)

Gross:

$15,483,540 (USA) (11 September 2009)
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Minutes 30-32: Nick talks to Cliff about a dictator's palace with a lock-box full of 'Avengers' memorabilia including 'Iron Man'. Timothy Olyphant was considered for the role of Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe/Avengers series, which stars Chris Hemsworth (Kale) as Thor. See more »

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The headrests in Cliff and Cydney's Jeep are missing during interior shots then reappear during long exterior shots. Removing headrests from seats has been a common practice in movies for decades in order to provide more visibility while filming inside automobiles. This can usually be spotted by the two mounting holes at the top of the seat which are visible once the headrests have been removed. See more »

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Gina: He's really hard to kill.
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Need Your Love
Written by Michael Rubin Cambell, Brinsley Forde (as Brinsley Allan Forde), Angus Gay and Tony Robinson
Performed by The High Tide Spirits featuring Woody Aplanalp
(c) Universal-Polygram Int. Publ., Inc. (ASCAP)
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Hawaiian Honeymoon
16 February 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

During the honeymoon in Hawaii, the screenwriter Cliff Anderson (Steve Zahn) and his wife Cydney (Milla Jovovich) decide to hike in the Kalalau Trail to a paradisiacal beach. While driving to the spot, they refuse to give a lift to the strange couple Kale (Chris Hemsworth) and Cleo (Marley Shelton). Cliff and Cydney befriend the former marine Nick (Timothy Olyphant) in the trail and then they meet three girls that tell them that the police are chasing a man and a woman that had slaughtered a couple in honeymoon in Oahu, removing their teeth and finger tips. Cliff and Cydney decide to go along with Nick and they meet his girlfriend Gina (Kiele Sanchez) that is camped in Secret Falls. The two couples decide to tag along to the beach together, and along their journey, they feel tense with possible stalkers until the police helicopter captures Kale and Cleo. But danger is still in the Kalalau Trail.

"A Perfect Getaway" is a surprisingly great thriller, with Steve Zahn performing an unusual role. The screenplay is excellent and the plot is very well-constructed. When I finished watching the DVD, I decided to watch the beginning again to find any possible plot hole, but the dialogs are ambiguous and it is impossible to discover the identities of the killers. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Trilha" ("The Trail")


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