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Movie Review: A Perfect Getaway

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How did a movie called A Perfect Getaway get away with having a script so manipulative, so self-aware as to be cloying and so bad in terms of its dialogue?

I'll admit that writer/director David Twohy had me going for a while. The awesome jungle setting of Hawaii (with Puerto Rico and Jamaica standing in) and the beautiful Milla Jovovich (Cydney) and Lost's Kiele Sanchez (Gina) were nice to look at. Steve Zahn (Cliff) at his wimpiest and Timothy Olyphant (Nick) at his uber-manliest were entertaining enough.

But there's nothing in Twohy's recent filmography that explains how this thing got greenlit. His last film was 2004's box office disappointment The Chronicles of Riddick. It's in the production notes where one learns that getting the financing took time, with the major studios wanting script changes. Kudos to Twohy for sticking to his guns... but for this?