A Perfect Getaway
2009
***½
Director: David Twohy
Cast: Steve Zahn, Milla Jovovich, Timothy Olyphant, Kiele Sanchez, Marley Shelton, Chris Hemsworth

Cliff and Cydney are on honeymoon in Hawaii when they hear that another pair of newlyweds were brutally murdered on the neighbouring island by an unidentified couple. They’ve bumped into two erratic couples on the hiking trail; could one of them be behind the murders? Cliff is a screenwriter, a detail which becomes relevant as soon as David Twohy’s clever script begins to subvert genre clichés, storytelling conventions and traditional dramatic expectations. The climax of the story is predictably conventional, but on the whole this is an entertaining thriller which offers plenty or genuine surprises.