Baggage Claim (2013)

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Critic Consensus: Baggage Claim hits the same notes as a number of successful romantic comedies without establishing much personality of its own.

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Determined to get engaged before her youngest sister's wedding, flight attendant Montana Moore (Paula Patton) finds herself with only 30 days to find Mr. Right. Using her airline connections to "accidentally" meet up with eligible ex-boyfriends and scour for potential candidates, she racks up more than 30,000 miles and countless comedic encounters, all the while searching for the perfect guy. (c) Fox Searchlight
Rating:
PG-13 (for sexual content and some language)
Genre:
Comedy
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Cast

Paula Patton
as Montana Moore
Derek Luke
as William Wright
Taye Diggs
as Langston
Djimon Hounsou
as Quinton
Jill Scott
as Gail
Boris Kodjoe
as Graham
Trey Songz
as Damon Diesel
Tia Mowry
as Janine
Jenifer Lewis
as Catherine
Lauren London
as Sheree
Rickey Smiley
as Calvin
Thomas Miles
as Frankie
Ned Beatty
as Mr. Donaldson
Sandra Beatty
as Mrs. Donaldson
Lyn Sisson
as Graham's Wife
Tara Batesole
as Gate Attendant #2
Magda Harout
as Weisha
Jazmyn Simon
as Underground Club Hostess
Gregory Vahanian
as Concierge
Tyler Lepley
as Curtis
Diondre Jones
as Bellman
Dillon Wayne
as Airport Guy
Tyler Garnett
as Airport Guy's Boyfriend
Juliannah Richmond
as Gate Attendant #1
Bill Lee Brown
as Georgetown Waiter
Antonio Gómez Rufo
as Counter Guy
Madison
as Juicy
Lyn Sisson-Talbert
as Graham's Wife
Antonio Gomez
as Counter Guy
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Critic Reviews for Baggage Claim

All Critics (78) | Top Critics (28)

Patton is best at contagious bliss. She might be the best at it. When she smiles, you smile. You want her to have what she wants even when how she wants it is stupid.

Full Review… | September 30, 2013
Grantland
Top Critic

A romantic comedy so light and brainless you almost expect it to float away.

Full Review… | September 27, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Man, "Baggage Claim" is terrible.

Full Review… | September 27, 2013
Detroit News
Top Critic

Nothing in this movie would actually happen, so what's irritating is that it presents itself as a savvy, "Am I right, ladies?" dating commentary.

Full Review… | September 27, 2013
New York Post
Top Critic

"Baggage Claim" is so archaic in its depiction of feminine self-worth-and, frankly, so insulting-it's amazing that it's coming out in 2013, not 1963.

Full Review… | September 27, 2013
RogerEbert.com
Top Critic

A painfully predictable romance, and a terribly unfunny comedy.

Full Review… | September 27, 2013
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Baggage Claim

The romantic comedy "Baggage Claim" (PG-13, 1:36) is the entertaining story of a single 30-something woman looking for Mr. Right and dealing with serious pressure from her family to find him - right now. Montana Moore (Paula Patton) is a flight attendant who wants to settle down, but her search for a husband has been impeded by the demands of her job, her high standards, and the occasional two-timing boyfriend. When Montana's younger sister announces her engagement, Mo feels the pressure, especially from her mother (Jenifer Lewis). Mo's well-meaning co-workers and friends (Jill Scott and Adam Brody) hatch a plan to use their airport contacts to let Montana know when one of her old boyfriends is flying somewhere (since "everyone flies during the holidays") and get Mo on the flight for a not-so-chance encounter. After all, one of her exes may have blossomed into the man she's looking for. Mo has 30-days to find a great date -slash- potential mate to take to her sister's rehearsal dinner - to satisfy her own goals, and to get her mother off her back. Mo's 30,000 mile odyssey leads her to encounters with former suitors played by, among others, Taye Diggs, Boris Kodjoe, Trey Songz and past Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou. All the while, Mo's childhood friend (Derek Luke), who lives in the apartment across the hall, is there to encourage Mo and just be a friend when she needs one. The story's path may be predictable, but the journey is still pretty enjoyable. The major characters are charming and funny - especially Mo (although Patton does have a tendency to overact at times). There are a number of laugh-out-loud moments and the movie has some important things to say about family, friends, life and love. What's "B" stand for? "Baggage Claim", that's what.

Dave McClain
Dave McClain

When the 8-year-old in the room predicts how your movie is going to end, this is not a good sign, my friends. One star for the always funny Taye. And one star for the dog.

Julie B
Julie B

Super Reviewer

She's done flying solo. Decent Movie! "Baggage Claim" is one of those typical romantic comedies that's predictable you have the girl meets a guy in an unexpected way and falls in love. And true it has plenty of one liners and funny lines to entertain a viewer and it's filled with sugar and spice love scenes to enjoy. Whilst it offers a charming and pleasant experience it is not inventive as a story, succumbing to the rom-com principle of Mr & Mrs perfect live happily ever after. Not a bad experience for viewers who go see it in couples. Determined to get engaged before her youngest sister's wedding, flight attendant Montana Moore (Paula Patton) finds herself with only 30 days to find Mr. Right. Using her airline connections to "accidentally" meet up with eligible ex-boyfriends and scour for potential candidates, she racks up more than 30,000 miles and countless comedic encounters, all the while searching for the perfect guy.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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