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					A Perfect Getaway ('09 )
What starts off like a perfect romantic vacation , turns quickly into a race for survival. "A Perfect
Getaway" is essentially a horror/thriller, about a newly wed couple , Cliff (Steve Zahn) and Cydney
(Milla Jovovich), on their vacation and having a good time...that's until they're happy vacation turns
rapidly into a race with regard to survival, after listening to a series of murders about the radio, then
becoming confronted by two additional couples. Both apparently harmless at first, however gradually
starts to raise suspicion. As they are driving down the road they meet a young attractive girl, Cleo
(Marley Shelton), whom requests a ride. They are obliged to do so, at first , until they see her
boyfriend, him (Chris Hemsworth), whom has the meek look of a criminal as Cliff and Cydney
immediately don't believe in him. Thus, coming off Cleo's plea , as this causes tension throughout the
film, as Cleo and him start to follow all of them. Kale constantly confronting Cliff through intimidation ,
for blowing him off earlier, during their various encounters. If that's not enough, then the young couple
fulfill Nick (Timothy Olyphant) and Gina (Kiele Sanchez), both whom seem innocent and hospitable to
keep all of them company. Unfortunately, numerous events happen that caused the audience to at
one point question their causes as well, as nick seems to have a heavy obsession with kitchen knives
and gory war stories, that leaves the viewer in a constant state associated with suspicion. Plus, Gina
is no better herself as she's highly skeptical of Cydney's life. Indeed, tension runs high for our
newlyweds. The movie presents an interesting concept as it keeps the actual viewer shrouded within
mystery on who to trust, whilst creating a dark modern film noir element to it. Unfortunately, it requires
it too far. Since the film becomes so heavily focused making an uneasy environment to create tension
one of the supporting characters, this quickly starts to change the attention onto the primary
characters Cliff and Cydney, to where the audience is not too sure to even trust them. Then only later
to having to unravel all the character development that was built up, to establish a plot distort to try to
pull one over on the target audience. As it seems, no characters are far from suspicion. It was an
amazing concept, but it simply doesn't work too nicely as it tears apart the character development
which was established in two thirds of the film. And then get a rushed fast character development,
towards the end, for the secret twist ending to make any sense. A very disappointing film to say the
least.

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