Houston Forward Times

25 September 2013 Written by  Chelsea Lenora White

MOVIE SPOTLIGHT: Baggage Claim

baggage claim dinner - CopyAfter a long wait, the time has finally arrived and the much anticipated David E. Talbert film, “Baggage Claim” hits theatres Friday, September 27 at a theatre near you! We’ve seen the commercials and the BET award show highlighting some of our favorite black actors and actresses, such as Jenifer Lewis, Derek Luke, Boris Kodjoe, Tia Mowry, Paula Patton, Taye Diggs, Trey Songz, Lala Anthony, Jill Scott, and Djimon Hounsou. The film is adapted and directed by David E. Talbert from his own novel.

Paula Patton plays Montana, a successful flight attendant whose professional accomplishments are irrelevant since she is the unmarried oldest daughter of Catherine Moore (Jenifer Lewis), who herself had five husbands (and counting). But after her younger sister Sheree (Lauren London) announces that she’s engaged, Montana fears the most humiliating fate of all -- showing up at Sheree’s wedding without her own fiancee -- and becomes determined to find herself a man. With 30 days to go until Sheree’s rehearsal dinner, Montana digs through her cellphone contacts and Facebook friends for former lovers that she hopes to turn into her future husband. With the help of her friends Gail (Jill Scott) and baggage claim djimon - CopySam (Adam Brody), not to mention a small army of baggage handlers, security guards and travel agents, she ping-pongs back and forth across the country, staging “accidental” reunions with her exes. But as she quickly rediscovers the many reasons each of them wasn’t right for her the first time, Montana turns to the only person who is capable of understanding her plight -- her longtime best friend William (Derek Luke) for comfort, who lives across the hall from her and who knows her almost better than she knows herself.

“Baggage Claim” is expected to be star-studded, entertaining and hilarious! Check local listings for theatres and showtimes.