A Perfect Getaway is a 2009 American mystery adventure thriller film directed by David Twohy and produced by Ryan Kavanaugh, Mark Canton, Tucker Tooley and Robbie Brenner. The screenplay was also written by David Twohy.
Rated: R (movie contains graphic violence, language including sexual references and some drug use)
Run Time: 1h 38min
Release Date: August 9, 2009 (USA)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Romance, Drama
Director: David Twohy
Studio: Rogue Pictures
Budget: $14 Million
Box Office: $22.9 Million
A Perfect Getaway is the story of Cliff (Steve Zahn) and Cydney (Milla Jovovich), an adventurous couple enjoying their honeymoon on Kauai while getting ready to hike a gorgeous 11-mile trail to a spectacular secluded beach. On their way, the couple stops for Cleo (Marley Shelton) and Kale (Chris Hemsworth), another pair of newlyweds trying to hitch a ride by the side of the road. Cliff gets intimidated by Kale and tells the couple they need to find another ride and Cliff and Cydney drive off.
Cliff and Cydney get to the trail head and begin their adventure. A short while into the hike, they get to a narrow ridge in the trail and are unsure they can make it across. While contemplating turning around, another hiker, Nick (Timothy Olyphant) shows up and demonstrates how to cross a particularly tricky section of the trail and the trio continue to walk together.
Further up the trail, the trio comes across a group of upset girls who were trying to get their cell phones to work after losing their signal while one girl was speaking to her father. On the call she learned that a young couple had been found dead in Honolulu. The victims had their teeth pulled out and fingerprints removed and the police are on the lookout for a man and a woman as suspects. As it turns out, Cliff and Cydney just came from there before they embarked on the trail and Nick mentions he was also just there.
The trio continues to hike when Nick decides to break off from them. He mentions that he just hiked back to get some things he forgot. Cliff and Cydney discuss whether they should stick with Nick who is walking back to his camp or if they should continue. Nick doesn’t mind either way. The couple was about to head off on their own when Cliff suddenly has a change of heart after spotting Cleo and Kale on the trail just below them. They stick with Nick and continue to a waterfall, where Nick’s girlfriend Gina (Kiele Sanchez) is lying down on a raft naked. Nick strips off his clothes and joins her in the water.
The next morning, the two couples trek their way towards the popular beach. It will not take them long to realize that both Nick and Gina are a little odd and suspiciously fit the description of the killers.
“I’m a goddamn American Jedi.” – Nick
“He is really hard to kill.” – Gina
“Sometimes it seems like… like nothing exists until we get there, until we put our eyes on it. Like the whole world was manufactured for our wants and needs, ya know?” – Cliff
“I know that in some bent way, your need for detachment fits my need for attachment, that’s it.” – Cydney
Official Movie Trailer
Steve Zahn as Cliff
Timothy Olyphant as Nick
Milla Jovovich as Cydney
Kiele Sanchez as Gina
Marley Shelton as Cleo
Chris Hemsworth as Kale
Anthony Ruivivar as Chronic
Dale Dickey as Earth Mama