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Baggage Claim

Baggage Claim
Starring:
Paula Patton, Adam Brody, Jill Scott, Taye Diggs and Derek Luke


Rated: PG-13 for sexual content and some language.
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: September 27, 2013 Released by: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Actress Paula Patton holds her own as the star of this romantic comedy by writer/director David E. Talbert.
 
Turning 30 and determined to find a potential husband before her younger sister's marriage in 30 days, flight attendant Montana Moore (Patton) agrees to try her coworker's (Adam Brody and Jill Scott) wacky idea to find "Mr. Right".  
 
They track down when her ex boyfriends are traveling and with the help of a friendly TSA worker, check-in clerk and baggage handler, she manages to get on their flights, hoping to rekindle some romance.   The result is running to and from the airport, throwing some sexy clothes in a suitcase and in some cases, remembering why she didn't hook up with these guys in the first place.
 
One of her potential suitors is a politician (Taye Diggs) who's running for Congress.   He's a control freak and looking for a possible wife, as long as she says and does whatever he wants her to, another is willing to have her as a girlfriend, as long as he keeps it secret from his pregnant wife.  Could it be that the best guy for her is her childhood friend (Derek Luke) who just happens to live down the hall.   His name is William Wright - so how perfect is that?
 
The film is entertaining, if a little light in the comedy department.   Patton is a likable actress and if she could just control some of her exaggerated facial expressions, she'd be easier to watch.  
 

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