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be careful who you call crazy...,
This review is from: Flightplan (Widescreen Edition) (DVD)
*Flightplan* was alright. I'm not really a fan of movies that are mainly set in one scene/location. However, since the majority of the film/story takes place on a plane, there's not much room for sceneries.
Kyle (Foster) is flying back to America from Berlin, after the death of her husband. The night before she flies out, she looks outside the window of her daughter's bedroom window. She spots a couple of men looking at her window. From afar, they seem to be Middle Eastern.
Kyle is a propulsion engineer. So, Kyle and her 6-year-old daughter board a plane, the next day, that she helped build. (The coffin, containing her dead husband, is also on board.) They were the first to board. They sit down and wait for other people to board. Kyle does some people-watching as they walk by her.
When the plane takes off, Kyle notices that there are 2 empty rows in the back. Kyle and her daughter go to the back and stretch out. The next thing you know, Kyle is waking up from a nap. She looks across the aisle for her daughter but she's not there. So, goes back to their assigned seating and doesn't find her there.
The mother's panic of a missing or wandering child sets in. She gets a little help from the flight attendants. However, many people do not remember seeing a child accompanying Kyle. With another panic attack, she runs to the captain's deck. However, she's quickly subdued by an undercover air marshal (Sarsgaard). Finally, the captain comes out to meet Kyle. However, he's suspicious of her because her story doesn't match the manifests.
A partial search is done. In frustration, Kyle manages to accuse a couple of Arabic men of taking her child. She claimed that these men were the ones looking at her window the previous night. Her accusation has caused everyone else to be wary of the Arabic men for the duration of the flight.
Refusing to believe that she has lost her mind as everyone keeps telling her, Kyle goes on a mission to find and save her daughter. This is where she puts her knowledge of the plane's systems to use. Things get really interesting from here on to the end.
Did she lose her daughter as she lost her husband? Did someone kidnap her daughter? If so, who did? Check it out...