Movie Review: Baggage Claim

Brooklyn Bass, Staff Writer

Genre: Comedy

Rating: PG-13

1hr 36min

If one is need of a variety of chocolate eye candy, Baggage Claim is a definite source. In other words, the film features some of the prettiest black faces of Hollywood –Paula Patton, Boris Kodjoe, Jill Scott, and Derek Luke.

However, Baggage Claim’s plot lacks character development and originality. The tiring film is as romantic and comedic as any other average romantic comedy, but worse.

The structure of the story is outlandish and unrealistic while posing as the contrary. It follows Patton’s character, Montana Moore, who works as a flight attendant. Her life attempts to become interesting with the sudden arrival of her younger sister’s wedding and the nagging insecurity that as the oldest she is still hopelessly single. To rid herself of her frustrations and compete with her sister,  she tries to get engaged. The catch? The wedding is the deadline.

Despite the faltering plot, Baggage Claim does have its good moments with attention to styling and makeup artistry –all the things that are unimportant if the meat of the story needs more substance.

But one does not need to fret. For those who become temporarily brain dead from rigorous studies and glamorless life, Baggage Claim might just hit the spot.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars