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Baggage Claim Movie Review Summary

Actors: Paula Patton, Adan Brody, Jill Scott

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A woman who is over thirty named Montana (played by Paula Patton) has a mother named Catherine (played by Jennifer Lewis ) that has been married five times. No matter how hard she tries, Montana cannot seem to find the right man to marry. She is a flight attendant. She finally meets who she thinks may be the guy of her dreams, named Graham (played by Boris Kodjoe) He invites her to spend a romantic weekend with him, for Thanksgiving, in Chicago. Her two friends are also flight attendants, Gale a buxom flirt (played by Jill Scott) and Sam (played by Adam Brody) her other male friend who is gay. She meets Graham and they have sexual relations on his yacht. But then he has to suddenly leave for New York early the next morning so he puts Montana up in a hotel instead of inviting her to his home. Montana's girlfriend convinces her on the phone, that Graham probably has another girlfriend so Montana sneaks up to his house to check on him. She finds Graham at home alone at first, then another woman arrives and he kisses her.

Dejected, Montana returns to Los Angeles. She finds out her much younger sister has gotten engaged. Sam comes up with a plan to find Montana a husband by getting her on the flights that are being taken by her ex-boyfriends. Montana has 30 days before the wedding of her younger sister to find a boyfriend to take to the wedding. She first goes out with Damon (played by Tremaine Neverson) who is a musician that pretends to be rich but he is only a gigolo being kept by the wife of a major record executive. The second attempt is with Langston (played by Taye Diggs) who is running for congress. Langston is so controlling of her that it is stifling. He takes her aside and explains that he must be in charge to impress a major politician contributor who is a racist. He tells her she needs to be quiet. She objects and leaves in the middle of the cold winter night. She gets her friend William Wright (played by Derek Luke) who is her neighbor and also went to high school with her to come to her rescue. She falls asleep on his shoulder on the way driving home. She has a dream about him that they go back to his apartment reminisce about old times, dance to an old song together and end up kissing, but Montana knows William is already with another woman named Taylor (played by Christian Milian).

Montana's mom comes over unexpectedly and Montana lies to her, telling her she is bringing a boyfriend to the wedding rehearsal. Montana and William go together for her to try on the bridesmaid's dress and they start to fall for each other. But she has many more ex-boyfriends to see first. She flies all over the country meeting them on flights. Taylor who is William's girlfriend, gets on a flight where Montana is working. She is with another man not William. She tells her she broke up with William, but really Taylor is cheating on him.

Montana meets a guy, Quinton (played by Dijimon Hounsou) a guy she used to know who has become rich and now owns a big fancy hotel. He invites her to take off a year to travel the world with him. He wants her to go with him but he does not want to marry her having already suffered through two failed marriages. Meanwhile William is thinking a lot about Montana. Montana tells William that Taylor has been cheating on him. He already knew this.

At the dinner after the wedding rehearsal Langston shows up and proposes to Montana in front of the crowd while William watches from the sidelines. William leaves before Montana turns Langston down. Montana tells her younger sister that if she loves her boyfriend, then get married but if she is getting married for any other reason not to do it. The young couple decides to postpone the marriage, but that they also still want to be together. This makes Montana's mom upset but the two reconcile. Her mom just wants the best for her daughters and wants them to be happy. Montana turns down the rich guy Quinton and finds out at the last moment that William invited her to go with him to Paris. All the airline staff are told to delay William so Montana can get to the airport to be with him.
Best part of story, including ending: The film is very romantic because Montana finally does get the best guy; the one that has loved her since their childhood.

Best scene in story: I like the scene when Langston's dog named “Juicy” a tiny Yorkshire Terrier attacks Montana because the dog is jealous of her.

Opinion about the main character: Montana is very slow to come to the conclusion that William is the one that truly loves her, but after trying out all the other bad choices of men she knows, she finally gets the “right” one, Mr. William Wright!

The review of this Movie prepared by Willi Vision a Level 31 Creepy Stalker Barn Owl scholar





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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Comedy or Parody about    -   Wedding prep or bachelor party How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black american

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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