Don’t worry — NO SPOILERS!
Since watching A Perfect Getaway (written and directed by David Twohy) a few weeks back, I’ve been itching to write about it. This film actually managed to pull off something that many of my screenwriting friends and clients have been trying to pull off themselves…
It’s quite possible that you, yourself, may have thought about doing this certain daring something, at one point or another, in one of your scripts.
Something that to my knowledge had never been done before.
So what is this something?
Well unfortunately I can’t tell you that. That would ruin the best part of the movie.
On IMDB, A Perfect Getaway scores a respectable 6.5/10 — but really, if you’re a screenwriter, you’re probably going to enjoy it more than mainstream audiences. After all, you’ll be able to appreciate what was accomplished and the finer strokes needed to accomplish it.
Not only that, but one of the main characters is a screenwriter. And, right there in the movie, we get a lot of insider banter about the mechanics of writing a thriller. In fact the movie plays off of these various screenwriting conventions.
If you enjoy tense thrillers, hot bodies and tropical locations, I highly recommend checking this one out. Don’t let someone else ruin the surprise for you. As a screenwriter, or as a movie afficionado, you’ll really appreciate what Twohy was able to pull off. It’s one for the ages.
If you already know what it is I’m talking about, and know of any other movie in the history of cinema that’s done what this movie’s done, please send me an email and let me know.
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Caught your blog. Impressive. I saw this movie when it came out. I think the movie is better than the script. The script needed more steroid and passion. Overall it is a decent script BUT nothing spectacular. Its lean and mean but not a “buffet”. But with more writing power, this could of been pitched to the big directors and studios. Overall, this is a treat.
Hey Michael, I appreciate your insights on this film. I now have a new way to say that a script needs more oomph — “Your script needs more steroid and passion!” Love that. Thanks for the great feedback!