Paleo Retiree writes:
High-spirited honeymoon-in-paradise-gone-bad thriller from 2009, directed by David Twohy and shot mostly in spectacular Kaui. The plot involves some friends — attractive young couples — hiking to a remote beach while killers are on the loose. There’s a wannabe-dazzling narrative switcheroo in the middle of the film that I couldn’t come close to buying, but the movie’s overall vibe is pleasingly playful — we’re here to mess with (and spoof) expectations and conventions … but we’re also going to deliver some real scares. The acting has wit and gumption — Milla Jovovich, Steve Zahn, Timothy Olyphant and Kiele Sanchez show a lot of confidence and inject bits of satire into their portrayals, yet they also manage to come up with some rough-and-genuine emotions when the moment calls for it. And the coast-and-jungle setting is as wondrous as can be. A fun junk movie.
- A short chat about the movie with Milla Jovovich and Steve Zahn.