This Rotten Week: Predicting Don Jon, Baggage Claim And Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 Reviews
And speaking of the mindless nature of our society, there’s this flick. I was convinced this was a scenario in which a “creative type” came up with the title of the movie first, and then spent his/her time crafting the plot in order to not deviate from the title only to find out it was a book first. So I’ll just assume the writing of the novel went the same way. Title first, creative thoughts second.
Supposedly set in the real world, Montana Moore (Paula Patton) is a drop dead gorgeous flight attendant who suddenly feels completely compelled to find a husband because she equates such a thing with progress, thereby setting the independent women’s movement back at least a few years. From there, she and her moronic coworkers cook up a scheme that could only take place in a terrible movie. They, along with various airport and TSA personnel will alert Montana whenever one of her ex-boyfriends gets on a flight (thereby violating the traveler’s rights to privacy as well as our own intelligence as viewers) so she can, I guess, hook up with them. Honestly, it wasn’t totally clear to me why she would want to meet these dudes again because, you know, they already had one bad relationship with each other. But hey, it’s Hollywood, go with it. There’s a lot of belief to suspend in this premise, but possibly the biggest leap is the idea that a significant number of Montana’s exes will get on airplanes in a relatively short period of time. This implies a couple of things: A) Montana has hooked up with a lot of guys in her life. B) Her airline has an industry monopoly.
David E. Talbert is responsible for every aspect of this movie so let’s blame him. He wrote the book, penned the script and directed the film. He also subjected the world to First Sunday (13%) and his latest will probably fall in with a similar score. There’s just very little evidence to suggest it will be anything but a critical basement dweller. The Rotten Watch for Baggage Claim is
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