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Predictable, yes. Hilarious, yes. Feel-good flick, definitely.
on August 5, 2015
As other reviews have noted, anyone who has ever seen a rom-com at least once in their life can figure out who the knight in shining armor will be in the end, probably in five minutes or less. However, this film is well acted and offers a lot of good laughs! I personally do not buy or consider buying movies too often, my DVD and streaming collection combined is probably less than 20. This was a delight, "Baggage Claim" is a light, feel-good flick that made me laugh out loud several times, and has a good message albeit a predictable ending; I enjoyed it so much I would definitely consider purchasing it, or at least adding it to my wishlist for later gifting.
The movie is based around Montana (Paula Patton) who is a flight attendant, she feels she is not a woman nor a lady unless she marries ASAP because she is already 30. Both Montana and younger sister Sheree (Lauren London) were taught by their mother Catherine (Jenifer Lewis - I've yet to a movie of hers I didn't like) the importance of getting married and starting a family by the age of 30, even though she herself has been married/divorced five times. Montana is on a mission to find Mr. Right within 30 days and with the help of fellow flight attendants and best friends Gail (Jill Scott) and Sam (Adam Brody) put together a plot to find ex-boyfriends as they travel during the holiday season. The flight attendants enlist airport personnel to assist in finding the ex's and making sure Montana is on their plane; the airport crew are hilarious and it's worth renting/buying the flick for them alone. The airport crew consists of curb-side luggage clerk Calvin (Ricky Smiley), check-in agent Tanya (La La Anthony), TSA Cedric (Affion Crockett), and one more who I cannot recall. For those that remember "Sister, Sister" or watch the reality show, Tia Mowry has a cameo as a "crazy" girlfriend, another funny part in the movie. The smaller role of Langston (Taye Diggs), a "Black Libertarian" who wishes Montana was obedient like his beloved dog Juicy, offers even more laughs throughout the film.