Baggage Claim (film)

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Baggage Claim
Baggage Claim film.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDavid E. Talbert
Produced byDavid E. Talbert
Steven J. Wolfe
Written byDavid E. Talbert
Based onBaggage Claim
by David E. Talbert
Music byAaron Zigman
CinematographyAnastas N. Michos
Edited byTroy Takaki
260 Degrees
Sneak Preview Productions
Distributed byFox Searchlight Pictures
Release date
  • September 27, 2013 (2013-09-27)
Running time
96 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$8.5 million[2]
Box office$22.5 million[3]

Baggage Claim is a 2013 American romantic 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, Djimon Hounsou, Jenifer Lewis, and Ned Beatty.[4] The film was released on September 27, 2013.


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). However, on the night before the wedding, Sheree’s fiancé reveals that he doesn’t want to get married yet and that her mother was the one who pressured him to get married with Sheree right away. 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."



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."[5] On Metacritic, the film holds a score of 34 out of 100, based on 27 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[6]

Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave Baggage Claim an A- grade.[7][8]


  1. ^ "BAGGAGE CLAIM (12A)". 20th Century Fox. British Board of Film Classification. September 2, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2013.
  2. ^ "Baggage Claim (2013)". The Numbers. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Baggage Claim at Box Office Mojo
  4. ^ "Trey Songz, Taye Diggs Join 'Baggage Claim'". The Hollywood Reporter. October 4, 2012. Retrieved March 19, 2013.[dead link]
  5. ^ Baggage Claim at Rotten Tomatoes
  6. ^ Baggage Claim at Metacritic
  7. ^ Finke, Nikki (September 29, 2013). "'Cloudy With Meatballs 2' Beefs Up For $35M And Easy #1, 'Rush' Slows To Small $10.6M, 'Baggage Claim' Gets Lost With $9.2M, And 'Don Jon' Can't Seduce Past $8.8M Weekend". Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  8. ^ "Box Office: How Did 'Baggage Claim' Beat 'Don Jon'?". Retrieved October 10, 2017.

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