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When exotic vacations go wrong in ‘Wish You Were Here’

From left: Felicity Price, Anthony Starr, Teresa Palmer, and Joel Edgerton  in “Wish You Were Here.”
From left: Felicity Price, Anthony Starr, Teresa Palmer, and Joel Edgerton in “Wish You Were Here.”Entertainment One Films

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WISH YOU WERE HERE

Despite the inviting title, Kieran Darcy-Smith’s fragmented mystery “Wish You Were Here” joins the ranks of other recent films (Julia Loktev’s “The Loneliest Planet” and Eli Roth’s “Aftershock” are disparate examples) that suggest that those seeking exotic getaways might be better served staying home and watching “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.”

But if you do decide to travel abroad, this film offers some tips on how to stay safe and sane — that is, if you can extract them from the teasingly elliptical, flashback-addled, nerve-racking narrative.

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