A Perfect Mistake for A Perfect Getaway (2009)

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Starring: Steve Zahn, Timothy Olyphant, Milla Jovovich, Kiele Sanchez, Marley Shelton, and Chris Hemsworth.

Directed by: David Twohy.

A newlywed couple, Cliff and Cydney (Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich) goes to Hawaii for their honeymoon vacation where they meet another couple, Nick and Gina (Timothy Olyphant and Kiele Sanchez) who are hiking on a wilderness trail on the island of Kauai. The four of them soon meet a third couple, Cleo and Kale (Marley Shelton and Chris Hemsworth), who are also hitchhikers except the husband is somewhat of a troublemaker while the wife is the friendly type.

So what’s the catch, you ask? Well, there are some married couples getting murdered in Hawaii and all of the victims have gotten their teeth pulled out. So who could it be? This is the plot of David Twohy’s latest opus A Perfect Getaway. When I first saw the preview to this film, at first I immediately thought Turistas 2, the original and A Perfect Getaway look awfully similar in terms of scenery.

Speaking of previews, the one for A Perfect Getaway certainly gives the ending away by speaking of a twist that you will not believe. Hmm. Well, judging by this film’s story, I’d have to say there’s only one of three options for this so-called twist: a) Everything is part of the main character’s imagination or dream, b) The good guys are the bad guys, or c) The main character is already dead. This was a big mistake on their end. Even with the film Orphan, they didn’t give the twist away in the…


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