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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.

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Release date: Sep 27, 2013
 
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some language
 
Official website: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/baggageclaim/
 
Runtime: 96 min
 
Movie Reviews:
  • 58
    Entertainment Weekly - by Owen Gleiberman
    Paula Patton is such a terrific actress that even in the ultra-tacky romantic comedy Baggage Claim, she gives a luminous, thought-out performance, not just walking through but digging into the role of an eager, nervous doormat with a people-pleasing grin. ...read more

  • 50
    Tampa Bay Times - by Steve Persall
    Writer-director David E. Talbert, working from his novel, tackles each musical interlude, montage and mad dash to an airport like he's the first person ever to think of them. ...read more

  • 50
    Washington Post - by Ann Hornaday
    Glossy, flossy and blithely secure in its own cheerfully fake worldview, Baggage Claim bypasses the intellect entirely, happy to satisfy on a silly, screwball, wish-fulfillment level. It could have been so much better, but for racking up undemanding escapist flyer miles, it’ll do. ...read more

  • 50
    Chicago Sun-Times - by Bruce Ingram
    Patton lightens the aggravation, for the most part, by combining a likable presence with a knack for physical comedy and a willingness to hop into dumpsters, etc., as needed, making the most of the script’s meager opportunities for comedy. ...read more

  • 50
    USA Today - by Claudia Puig
    It would have worked better if the silly premise had been played for farcical satire, rather than following the cookie-cutter rules of the romantic comedy playbook. ...read more

  • 40
    New York Magazine (Vulture) - by Bilge Ebiri
    This is a movie that can’t decide on the story it wants to tell, and can’t seem to tell it particularly well, either. ...read more

  • 40
    New Orleans Times-Picayune - by Mike Scott
    That's perhaps the best word to describe Baggage Claim: contrived. And predictable, as it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out which tall, dark and handsome fellow she'll end up with. ...read more

  • 40
    New York Daily News - by Elizabeth Weitzman
    If you’re considering spending your hard-earned money on such bland fare, you should at least know what you’re getting: a rehash of every rom-com cliché imaginable. ...read more

  • 40
    Arizona Republic - by Bill Goodykoontz
    Diggs does what he can with the part, as does Patton. There are some funny moments, because most of the cast is so charming. But not enough to make up for the Stone Age attitude about women and marriage. ...

  • 40
    The Dissolve - by Nathan Rabin
    Its pleasures are all glib and surface-level, although Luke and Patton have enough chemistry to make their painfully clichéd relationship go down smoothly. ...read more

  • 40
    Time Out New York - by Jenna Scherer
    Talbert’s directing is on par with a prescription-drug commercial, and in case you have a brain injury and thus are at all confused where this cartoonish film is heading, just keep an eye out for the guy who is named — we kid you not — Mr. Wright. ...read more

  • 40
    The Hollywood Reporter - by Sheri Linden
    A few smart laughs hint at what might have been, but thanks to sitcom-y mugging and a tepidness beneath the intended hilarity, David E. Talbert’s romantic comedy is stuck in a holding pattern for much of its running time. ...read more

  • 38
    RogerEbert.com - by Christy Lemire
    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. ...read more

  • 30
    The New York Times - by Nicolas Rapold
    Predictability and clichés get in the way of comedy here, especially with a lead character who rarely comes across as more than blandly sweet. ...

  • 30
    Austin Chronicle - by Marjorie Baumgarten
    Although there’s a strong likability quotient for everyone onscreen here, which ought to keep the movie minimally afloat among its target audience of black viewers starved for a new Tyler Perry offering, Baggage Claim should be left behind at the carousel. ...read more

  • 30
    Variety - by Peter Debruge
    Chemistry you can fake, but charm is far harder to pull off, and Baggage Claim never quite succeeds on that front. ...read more

  • 25
    New York Post - by Sara Stewart
    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. ...read more

  • 25
    The A.V. Club - by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Without a coherent lead performance, all Baggage Claim has left are its generic rom-com plot — which has flight-attendant Patton jetting around the country to meet the perfect man in time for her younger sister’s wedding — and profoundly shoddy production values. ...read more

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User Comments & Reviews

  1. Liana Shimunova

    There’s no way you will fall in love with Baggage Claim, but there’s a good chance you’ll like it.