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Life in Flight
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon April 26, 2011
Most US audiences who hate slow moving French dramas will loathe this film. In fact, I've seen a few unwarranted, harsh reviews. Those who are used to relationship dramas to have some sort of revenge involved, or action driven subplot will be disappointed. However, if you enjoy slow moving, dialogue driven French flicks, such as some of the classic Rohmer moral tales, you should enjoy this short but entertaining American take on the genre. Credible performances and storyline involve a single and a married person, both tackling work and life decisions.

Memorable to me as one of the few standout US dialogue driven films. Just don't expect the characters' turmoils to culminate into someone getting thrown through a plate glass window. It's a real simple but effective film. The first and so far only one by writer/director Tracey Hecht. I'd look forward to seeing more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 2, 2014
Okay, I'm giving this movie three stars, however, it really deserves to have that third one cut in half. It has absolutely nothing to do with flying - unless the title is an analogy of flying around in circles not knowing where to land. So to help you put the title into some sense of content, I'm making many analogies for you!

Enter handsome and dreamy Patrick Wilson (sigh) playing Will, a successful New York architect. He's married to a rather domineering woman by the name of Catherine. Their marriage is a dull co-existence of two unconnected people flying in different directions.

It is apparent that Will goes through life playing his part as a busy architect, who is well respected and sought after by a large prestigious firm. In fact, he's about to sell his company and merge with them, which couldn't make his prissy wife more happy in life.

His wife, on the other hand, reminds me of one of my characters I created in a book. Haughty, self-absorbed, controlling, and craving for the best things in life - money and recognition. Whether she loves Will or not is questionable. I think he is her ticket to the big life and nothing more, which is quite evident when Will suddenly turns the plane around and decides not to sell his business. It's definitely a soaring marital crash with no survivors, as far as she is concerned, because suddenly she's lost control of the pilot.

Along the way enters Kate. Cute Kate. Perky Kate. Sweet Kate. She meets Will alone at a dinner party and has no clue he is married, and he doesn't tell her either. They chit-chat, mildly flirt, and she falls hard for him until she discovers he's on board with another women. She is so hurt that she decides to flee on the next flight to L.A.

So what is the purpose of this convoluted story? If anything, I would say it's a moment of self-realization for one man. Through his dealings with Kate, he apparently discovers that he's boarded the wrong plane in life. His wife isn't the right women. His career choice was taking the wrong flight path. It was time to make a decision and turn his flight around in a different course. In the end he makes that decision, but don't expect a super happy ending of where he's going from here on out. Apparently, the writer isn't going to tell us if he and Kate makes it to the next port of being in love, or if he eventually crashes and burns.

I took away two things from this movie. One, we do often fly through life not realizing how unhappy we are underneath because of all the busyness that consumes are lives. When we finally do, it can be a difficult and painful moment, which will take all the courage we have to change directions.

Second, Patrick Wilson is a freaking doll. Bad movie or not, I enjoyed listening to his smooth-toned voice and looking at it handsome face. (He does sing you know - think Broadway stage and Phantom of the Opera movie).

Hey, it was worth an hour and half to watch him on screen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2014
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This movie is truly how love and life should be. Slower pace to enjoy life, to be with your best friend who is now your spouse.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 19, 2014
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A well selected cast takes you on a journey from gotta have it all to "there's gotta be more than this."
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on February 4, 2014
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I loved this movie it was very moving ,a good man trying to do his best by everyone and having the courage to stand up for what he wants.but I am still waiting for a kiss or even a hand holding.for me it ended ten minutes too early patrick Wilson as always AWSOME
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on September 27, 2013
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I have been a fan of Patrick Wilson ever since the TV (much too short a series) show A Gifted Man. He is very believable in this film - and I feel he depicts a man who is conflicted between doing what his heart tells him to do, and what his rather domineering wife thinks he should do, and should be. A very enjoyable movie; am glad I bought it. I will, of course, watch it again.
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on February 6, 2015
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I've always wanted to see Patrick Wilson's life in the fight, he is a big warm man!I will always pay attention to his work in China, also hope to hear him moving song again!
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on March 1, 2015
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Lov this flick, and wanted to add it to my collection! Such a great love story!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 23, 2013
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DVD was in excellent condition. Was not so impressed by the story line. To me, it was kind of a boring movie.
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on March 4, 2015
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I like
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