182: A Perfect Getaway

A Perfect Getaway (R) - 2009 - 98 minutes
Starring: Steve Zahn, Milla Jovovich, Timothy Olyphant

Director: David Twohy

So this was at least a nice surprise. Even though I called the ending before the movie even started (I had seen the trailer at work enough times) it was still a fun little thriller. It moves along fairly quickly (for the most part) and there's enough suspense and intrigue in the plot for you to get into it.

Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich play a recently married couple (Nick and Cydney) who are on their honeymoon. They run into another couple out on the hiking trails in Hawaii and they both decide to hang out for the remainder of the trip. But things don't bode too well - there's some killers on the loose, a man and woman, whom Nick and Cydney are both suspicious of their new friends. It all leads to an anti-climactic ending that reveals a nice twist.

This one, like Jennifer's Body, is a mixed bag. On one hand, there's some good suspense, the twist is decent (even though you can see it coming) and the movie's over before you know it. On the other hand, the ending is horribly unsuspenseful that involves a really long flashback and some of the characters are a bit weird. But I think the good outweighs the bad in this one - it's worth a rental and not much more.

Rating: Rent It!

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