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Baggage Claim

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Predictable romcom sends iffy messages about love, marriage.

Movie PG-13 2013 96 minutes
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As cheesy romantic comedies go, BAGGAGE CLAIM has enough familiar jokes to offer up a pleasant, if forgettable, time at the theater. But the movie's messages can be seen as very antiquated, if not downright offensive to anyone who's ever been happily single for any length of time. The idea that getting a man and a ring to show off is more important than letting love grow organically isn't exactly funny; so, despite her beauty, Montana comes off as pathetic for most of the movie.

Still, Brody and Scott manage to be funny in their cliched roles as the sarcastic gay and buxom/promiscuous flight attendants, respectively. Patton is genuinely a charming performer, as is Derek Luke, who plays her lifelong best friend and long-suffering neighbor, William. And, of course, Djimon Hounsou and Taye Diggs (two of Mo's exes) are always a treat to see on screen. But overall the movie is just too, too obvious to be good. Let's hope David E. Talbert's next comedy has fewer stereotypes about both women and relationships.

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