“She’s done flying solo”.
Saw a passenger watching this on one of my transcontinental flights and thought; “I need to see this too!” Written and Directed by David E. Talbert and based on his novel, this 2013 comedy follows the dating life of a particular flight attendant who is looking to get married. Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Taye Diggs, Austrian heart-throb Boris Kodjoe, West-African ‘model-turned-actor’ Djimon Hounsou, Jill Scott, Christina Milian, Tia Mowry, La La Anthony, powerful Jenifer Lewis, as well as scores of others came together to tell this story.
Sure the flight attendant moments were relatable but the story itself was a bit weak in my opinion. With similarities to ‘The Terminal’ or scores of other ‘I Want to Get Married’ films, I felt that the issues and wants are valid however the way it played out was not smooth, or solid enough to make viewers connect on a deeper level with our main characters. No surprise elements here and despite it all with an estimated budget of $8 million USD film-makers were able to garner $21 million USD back at the box-office in only a short 3 months later.