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This movie is much like a disappointing rollercoaster ride – it runs along a lengthy plateau until finally climbing to the peak and then quickly descending to an unsatisfactory conclusion.

Cliff (Steve Zahn) and Cydney (Milla Jovovich) are honeymooning in Hawaii when they hear of a grisly murder nearby of another pair of newlyweds. Hiking a secluded jungle trail to a remote beach, they choose to join another couple (Timothy Olyphant and Kiele Sanchez) rather than run back to civilisation. Eventually things begin to go horribly wrong and a brutal fight for survival ensues deep in the heart of paradise.

As I began watching, I was reminded of the highly disturbed road trip movie Kalifornia. In both, one couple decides to travel with another during a vacation; however, one of the pairs is actually deranged serial killers. Kalifornia is made interesting from beginning to end by the strange interactions of the characters. While A Perfect Getaway has some of these moments, the first hour passes relatively without incident.

Finally, the climax/reveal is exciting and very promising in terms of a last act that will make the previous hour worthwhile. Unfortunately, the filmmakers did not feel the same squandering the opportunity for a thrilling final 30 minutes. As a result, the film quickly plummets to an insufficient end.

There are no DVD special features.