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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Perfect Getaway - Una perfetta via di fuga  »

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Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,948,555 (USA) (7 August 2009)


$15,483,540 (USA) (11 September 2009)

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In addition to working together on this film, Milla Jovovich and Timothy Olyphant have both worked on films that were adaptations of video games. Jovovich was in Resident Evil (2002) and its sequels; Olyphant was in Hitman (2007). See more »


The Sea Cave scene: the rocks in the cave are limestone. Limestone is absent from the volcanic islands of Hawaii (but very common in Jamaica, where the scene was shot). See more »


Cydney: I know that in some bent way, your need for detachment fits my need for attachment, that's it.
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Good thriller. Keeps you guessing.
9 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a good movie. However, it will probably not get a fair shot by most. The reason is the way the story is structured in which apparently nothing happens in the first 45 minutes. For today's average 18-34 audience this is almost intolerable as they are now conditioned to expect cheap CGI thrills and impossibly huge explosions in the first two minutes of the film (not necessarily a bad thing BTW). What underrated Director/Writer David Towhy is doing is actually putting your brain to work during the first two acts of the movie, all the while enjoying some incredible visuals of the Hawaiian tropical rain forest. Towhy concentrates on subtle character development. The acting is good. Mila Jovovich and Timothy Oliphant are the two that carry the film throughout. All in all I have to say that Towhy put out a fairly plausible story here with none of the CGI generated hyperbole that we see so much of nowadays.

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