I really enjoyed Baggage Claim. The plot moved quickly and kept my interest throughout. Paula Patton did a great job and was involved in every scene, not easy for any actor to do. It was a great cast and a solid romantic comedy with some humor and interesting settings. Airport and airline scenes were realistic with a frequent flier feel to it.Well written and directed by David Talbert, this romantic comedy left you with a "positive" feeling after leaving the theater that life is not so bad after all. In addition, it talked about marriage in a positive light, where you can meet the <more>
right person in life and have a happy marriage. Yes, people do still search for a husband or wife, contrary to what many of the critics said in their reviews.Adam Brody and Jill Scott were excellent as Paula Patton's flight crew partners. Brody's character had a very wry sense of humor and Jill Scott was very funny as the over-sexed flight attendant. Derek Luke also stood out as a rising talent.The early critics were really off target with their negative views on this movie. As usual, ignore the critics.Go see this movie. A good story. A great cast. You will enjoy it.
Why is this being slammed by critics? (by ErinDLindsey)
As someone who has passed the 30 mark and who doesn't have a ring on my finger, I can certainly relate to the premise of this movie. A lot of times, it does feel like a race to the altar - especially when everyone else around you seems to be hooking up with someone. My friends and co- workers have not yet planned something as drastic as the character Montana Moore's friends do in the film - but as the clock keeps ticking and I am still single, I suspect it is only a matter of time.What I don't understand is the critics' hate for this movie - Paula Patton is perfectly likable, <more>
sympathetic, and relatable as a leading lady and the film's protagonist. I liked this movie, and I say this as someone who does not often go in for romcoms. I did not find it too "formulaic." It was entertaining and heartfelt and very funny. I'd recommend it to anyone. 10/10.
I never write movie reviews but this movie was so funny and cute. I laughed smiled cried throughout the whole thing. It was just what I needed. Paula Patton does a good job as do the rest of the characters. I really like Paula Patton in general, she is beautiful and charming in all her movies.These movies can be so cheesy sometimes but this time around it was more funny than anything. I loved Tray songs and seeing Tia Moury as well as Lala. Adam Brody is a great actor and I was surprised to see him here and in a different character. Im also from the DC area and I love the fact that a lot of <more>
movies are now taking place here. This is perfect movie for a girls night in.
This was a really good movie. Go see the movie and don't let any negative opinions color your decision for the movie. The love story was beautiful and it just kept you laughing throughout the movie. From beginning to end it was funny. It was a real love story compared to a lot of other so called black love stories. There was no "aww he hits me and I still love him", or "baby mama or daddy drama". It was almost like a fairy tale. The movie had magic to it. This is something that I would love to see from more of our African American movies. I honestly don't know why <more>
the rating is so low. Well I have an idea, one that I'd rather not go into, but the movie was excellent. Please go to see it. Well done Mr.Talbert.
First off just have to say this movie was wonderful. I don't know why the critics gave this movie a low grade ....... most just don't understand "black" movies. From th moment this movie starts within the first 5 minutes was non stop laughter. The acting was wonderful and the story had funny twist to it. If you have ever watched a Tyler Perry movie and loved it you will truly enjoy this movie. Jill Scott acted very good . Above all th movie was very well directed.The ending was predictable but the story line wasn't. Well if anything at all this movie was hilarious. : <more>
excellent movie about what is really and ultimately important in a relationship (by onelivingstone)
This was an excellent movie with a terrific overall message. I wholeheartedly recommend this movie with the exception of the 20 second political intrusion. Everything was great albeit, somewhat predictable - a good cast, a good story, a good message- all marred by making the stupid political statement and ridiculous ignorant false characterizations of a black Republican. Everything positive in this feature epitomizes what the black republican caucus stands for; but, makes the fatal mistake of inserting - radical/partisan/incorrect/misguided politics into an otherwise great flick! The <more>
producers need to check their facts and realize the a stable, enlightened, secure, committed, family-oriented,woman-honoring, independent-thinking, well-educated, good-triumphs-over-evil characters in a movie is what the general audience wants demands to see and is very REPUBLICAN by definition! They should either leave the politics OUT or, at least, be accurate in labeling that idiot wanna-be senator as a stupid, brainwashed, stereo-typical, misogynistic, ideologue WITHOUT party affiliation!
Baggage Claim Reminds Us That We All Have Some (by editor-805-973151)
David E. Talbert did an awesome job of going from playwright to filmmaker. the flow of this story was flawless and the cast was great. Initially, I wasn't sure about Paula Patton in the leading role but she fit right in and with Jill Scott and Adam Brody to have her back.The supporting cast was great as well... it's not often that a film seems to have all the right characters in the correct roles. Jennifer Lewis never fails to bring the drama in her roles and was a perfect fit as Patton's mom. And the man candy in this film, is nothing short of marvelous. I highly recommend this <more>
movie for anyone, male or female, and I promise they will bring the funny.
Although predictable for me, because this so resembles aspects of my personal dating life, it was fun to watch a romantic comedy with an ensemble cast. I know personally I could relate a great deal to the storyline and I'm sure many other women, and some men, can as well. Many of us have had similar experiences in life; always seeking to make others proud of us based on their criteria of how we should live, not being fulfilled in our lives because we feel we need a spouse to be happy, overlooking the person who has been there for us through thick and thin, sending ourselves on searches <more>
for the "right" one for us because we believe they must exist, even going backwards to try again with those who didn't deserve us the first time. It happens. All of it. And it all happens in Baggage Claim. In the end, being able to make a decision for your own life and waking up to the love in front of you is the moral of the story. Whether you like the movie or not, or like Paula Patton or not, sometimes movies are made to make us think, not just for us to criticize. David E. Talbert was making several points in Baggage Claim, all of which someone, somewhere can benefit from and leave the theater with a smile, knowing they are not alone in their dating dilemmas.
I am a movie watcher, so if you're watching this movie to see something new, you will be disappointed and give it a low rating saying it was a waste of time. However, if you want to watch something for the cuteness, fun and the giggles, this is a great movie to watch. Although I knew exactly what was going to happen from the very beginning, it was really a cute and fun loving story. I laughed and I enjoyed it. It's a movie that makes you feel good, especially on rainy days. I smiled all the way through. So please, don't judge the movie because it's just <more>
"predictable." Judge based on how it makes you feel at the end of the day. If it makes you leave with smiles, after relaxing on the couch drinking hot cocoa or eating a bowl of popcorn, the movie did its job. Stop being so deep and just enjoy yourself for a change lol!