MOVIE REVIEW: THE GETAWAY AKA WELCOME HOME
The Getaway showcases American couple Ryan and Cassie (Aaron Paul and Emily Ratajkowski) as they try to enjoy a week long trip in Italy hoping to repair their strained relationship. When an alluring yet sinister local named Federico (Riccardo Scarmarcio) begins to get too cozy with Cassie, the couple must unite to figure out what is going on and how they can stop it.
The Getaway (also released as Welcome Home, although I’m not sure why) is a tightly wound movie, with clear direction by George Ratliff. The movie accomplishes what it sets out to say although, it does not go above or below that line. It is a successful film in the genre where Fatal Attraction meets 13 Cameras.
Seeing Aaron Paul depart from his Breaking Bad character Jesse Pinkman feels fresh and exciting and strong performances by all, including Emily Ratajkowski and Riccardo Scarmarcio keeps The Getaway moving quickly.