Baggage Claim (film)

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Baggage Claim
Baggage Claim film.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by David E. Talbert
Produced by David E. Talbert
Steven J. Wolfe
Written by David E. Talbert
Based on Baggage Claim 
by David E. Talbert
Starring
Music by Aaron Zigman
Cinematography Anastas N. Michos
Edited by Troy Takaki
Production
company
260 Degrees
Sneak Preview Productions
Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release dates
  • September 27, 2013 (2013-09-27)
Running time
96 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $8.5 million[citation needed]
Box office $22,456,509[2]

Baggage Claim is a 2013 American comedy film directed by David E. Talbert and written by Talbert based on his book of the same name. It stars Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Taye Diggs, Jill Scott, Adam Brody, and Jenifer Lewis.[3] The film was released on September 27, 2013. It features Little Mix's debut single, Wings.

Plot[edit]

Pathologically single, 30-something, flight attendant, Montana Moore (Paula Patton) is on a mission to get her overbearing, frequently married, mother (Jenifer Lewis) to stop pressuring her to get married. After being jilted by her only prospect (Boris Kodjoe) just as her younger sister, Sheree (Lauren London), becomes engaged, Montana and her friends (Adam Brody and Jill Scott) devise a plan to help her find a potential husband before Sheree's wedding. Over the course of 30 days, Montana flies all over the country (with the help of a colorful team of coworkers) hoping to reconnect with a litany of ex-boyfriends that include a misogynistic politician (Taye Diggs), an irresponsible entertainer (Trey Songz) and a commitment shy multi-billionaire (Djimon Hounsou).

Though her quest to find a husband proves to be a disaster, Montana is oblivious to the developing romance with her longtime best friend (Derek Luke). Once Montana realizes that she doesn't need a husband to live a fulfilling life, she finally stands up to her mother and gets her proposal from "Mr. Wright."

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Reception[edit]

Baggage Claim received generally negative reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a rating of 14%, based on 78 reviews, with an average rating of 4.8/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Baggage Claim hits the same notes as a number of successful romantic comedies without establishing much personality of its own."[4] On Metacritic, the film holds a score of 34 out of 100, based on 27 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[5]

Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave Baggage Claim an A- grade.[6][7]

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