A Perfect Getaway

August 7th, 2009


A Perfect Getaway

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Still of Timothy Olyphant in A Perfect GetawayStill of Kiele Sanchez in A Perfect GetawayTom Everett Scott at event of A Perfect GetawayStill of Milla Jovovich and Kiele Sanchez in A Perfect GetawayStill of Milla Jovovich and Steve Zahn in A Perfect GetawayStill of Timothy Olyphant and Kiele Sanchez in A Perfect Getaway

Two pairs of lovers on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 6.5/10 (27,556 voted)

Critic's Score: 63/100

Director: David Twohy

Stars: Milla Jovovich, Steve Zahn, Timothy Olyphant

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.

Steve Zahn - Cliff
Timothy Olyphant - Nick
Milla Jovovich - Cydney
Kiele Sanchez - Gina
Marley Shelton - Cleo
Chris Hemsworth - Kale
Anthony Ruivivar - Chronic
Dale Dickey - Earth Momma
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo - Supply Guy
Wendy Braun - Debbie Mason
Jim Cruz - Helicopter Pilot
Angela Sun - Counter Girl
Leandra Gillis - TV Anchor
Amit Yogev - Waiter
Carlos Alberto Lopez - Camera Samaritan

Taglines: Everyone Needs A Place To Escape

Release Date: 7 August 2009

Filming Locations: Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Box Office Details

Budget: $14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $5,948,555 (USA) (9 August 2009) (2159 Screens)

Gross: $15,536,310 (USA) (6 September 2009)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | (unrated director's cut)

Did You Know?

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 and its sequels; Olyphant was in Hitman.

Revealing mistakes: A double rainbow is shown with red on the outside and violet on the inside of both rainbows. In reality, the order of colors in the outer rainbow is always reversed, with violet on the outside and red on the inside.

Cliff: Remember, nothing exists until we get there!
Cydney: Got it. Rocky? Nothing exists until I get there.

User Review

Do NOT buy into the negative comments!

Rating: 8/10

First off, you need to know that I joined IMDb purely to undo the diabolically misleading rating that this movie has gotten. I must say, I was not expecting much from it, but as the credits rolled by, I quickly made the decision that this movie was going up on my facebook list of favorite movies.

Milla Jovovich has never been a spectacular actress in my book. She's great in action flicks (I am a massive fan of the Resident Evil series!), but I've always found that she goes a bit overboard when taking on dramatic or real life roles. I was more than pleasantly surprised when it dawned on me just how good a job she did on this film! Granted, no one needed Oscar worthy acting to pull off their roles; every actor in this film held their own.

From beginning to end, I was totally drawn in - both character and story-wise. Sure, you come across some clichés here and there, but that's totally to be expected. The entire movie is cleverly put together and is sure to keep you guessing every step of the way. The characters are well developed, the acting is great, the scenery and cinematography are outstanding - some very inventive shots towards the climax of the film - and the story will definitely leave you with the feeling that "it" actually hasn't all been done before.

Every person that has rated this movie low falls under one of two categories: Either they missed an integral part of the story (I watched the film twice just to make sure I was right about this), or they have ludicrously high standards.

Movies are by no means my life. I'm sure my rating of 8 is probably a bit biased (for some reason, this movie really did it for me on pretty much all fronts), but any rating below a 7, in my humble opinion, says more about a lack on the reviewer's end... not the film's. This is definitely a must see for anyone into this genre! One for the collection, even!


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