Release Date: September 26, 2013 (p.m. screenings)
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Director: David E. Talbert
Screenwriter: David E. Talbert
Starring: Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Taye Diggs, Jill Scott, Boris Kodjoe, Tremaine Neverson, Adam Brody, Jenifer Lewis, Ned Beatty, Lauren London, Tia Mowry, La La Anthony, Christina Milian, Affion Crockett, Terrence J, Rickey Smiley, Thomas Miles, Djimon Hounsou
Genre: Comedy, Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content and some language)
Plot Summary: Determined to get engaged before her youngest sister’s wedding, flight attendant Montana Moore (Paula Patton) finds herself with only 30 days to find Mr. Right. Using her airline connections to “accidentally” meet up with eligible ex-boyfriends and scour for potential candidates, she racks up more than 30,000 miles and countless comedic encounters, all the while searching for the perfect guy.
I really enjoyed Baggage Claim. The plot moved quickly and kept my interest throughout. Paula Patton did a great job and was involved in every scene, not easy for any actor to do. It was a great cast and a solid romantic comedy with some humor and interesting settings. Airport and airline scenes were realistic with a frequent flier feel to it.
Well written and directed by David Talbert, this romantic comedy left you with a “positive” feeling after leaving the theater that life is not so bad after all. In addition, it talked about marriage in a positive light, where you can meet the right person in life and have a happy marriage. Yes, people do still search for a husband or wife, contrary to what many of the critics said in their reviews.
Adam Brody and Jill Scott were excellent as Paula Patton’s flight crew partners. Brody’s character had a very wry sense of humor and Jill Scott was very funny as the over-sexed flight attendant. Derek Luke also stood out as a rising talent.
The early critics were really off target with their negative views on this movie. As usual, ignore the critics.
Go see this movie. A good story. A great cast. You will enjoy it.