If you are looking for an adventurous story that brings the audience through the friendly skies and lands with a possible happy ending, then this is for you. This is a funny story that will have you follow the character’s desire to be happily married and give you a sense of desperation while she searches for her true love.
With her younger sister Sheree Moore (Lauren London) about to be married, airline attendant Montana Moore (Paula Patton) is looking for a man to marry in the next 30 days and is willing to travel 30,000 miles to find him. Sheree is a sophomore in college and is now getting married to a football player, so Montana feels a sense of failure in not already being married. Her mother, Catherine Moore (Jenifer Lewis) has been married 5 times and is constantly hinting to Montana that she should have no trouble finding a man. Having been a Maid of Honor 9 times, 10 if you count her cousin’s wedding that was called off, she finds herself wondering what she is doing wrong,
Montana is now determined to find a promising prospect within the next 30 days to bring him to her sister’s wedding. Her friends and co-airline attendants Gail Best (Jill Scott) and Sam (Adam) help her try to locate this anonymous man while she travels from city to city. The plan is to track down her past loves, find out when they will be flying and schedule herself to be the attendant on that flight. During this crazy adventure she comes across many of her old flings and some that never took off including her childhood friend and neighbor William Wright (Derek Luke).
Director and writer David E. Talbert brings this heartwarming comedy that takes you into the mind of a thirty something year old women who is desperate to be married. He does a wonderful job building her scenario and executing it to perfection. By including her friends Sam and Gail, the story was a hit. They are a huge help with bringing laughter to the film.
This film is entertaining and does well with helping the viewer follow the story, but does have many slow and redundant scenes throughout. This would be a great date night film or one that you want to rent and watch at home.
Final Grade: I give this a C+ for its entertaining storyline and good acting.
Release Date: September 27th, 2013
Cast: Paula Patton, Taye Diggs, Jill Scott, Derek Luke, Adam Brody, Djimon Hounsou, and Jenifer Lewis.
Director: David E. Talbert
Writer: David E. Talbert (screenplay and based on the novel entitled “Baggage Claim”)
Runtime: 96 minutes (1 hours and 36 minutes)
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some language.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Production Company: 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, and Sneak Preview Productions.