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||Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard,
Sean Bean, Marlene Lawston
||Kind of intense,
leave the youngin's at home.
||It's good for the
two of you.
||Jodie still looks
good in a tight t-shirt, but no sex.
||Some shooting and
around the plane.
As I still try to look back, Iím still a little
bewildered at the Flight Attendant folks calling for a
boycott of the movie "Flightplan." Their complaint centers
around both the way the flight attendants acted toward the
Jodie Foster character, but more-so about one flight
attendant in particular and her part in the story. I hate to
say it, but all they probably did was give this movie more
publicity, because once you tell me to boycott something,
Iíve usually got to see what the fuss was about. My opinion
is the fuss was about nothing because, well, it was a movie,
and an okay movie it was. I guess I should make Stu
Gotz take a flight attendant he knows pretty well to the
movie and see if she is as upset as the folks who represent
A Movie Review
Anyway, in "Flightplan" we get Jodie Foster. She plays Kyle.
Sheís an engineer who helped design the engines on this new,
double-decker, jumbo jet, and whose husband just
kicked-the-bucket. Julia, her daughter, seems a bit of a
wreck, but thatís kind of understandable with the way dad
kicked said bucket. The two of them are heading back to the
United States, from Germany I believe, to bury dad and get
on with their lives. Kyle and Julia are the first two folks
on the plane, they take their seats, Julia fogs up the
window and makes a little heart on the glass, and itís time
for them to check out some seats towards the back of the
plane to get some shut-eye. Kyle wakes up to find
Julia missing, and sheís off to search the plane. But
something isnít right, nope, as they start searching it
comes up that Juliaís name isnít on the flight log, and now
most of the folks just start to think Kyle is delusional,
especially when the note comes from the morgue that the
daughter died with dad.
Well, subdued by the air marshal on board, and the flight
Captain trying to keep control, Kyle now starts to think
maybe she is delusional, up until Kyle fogs up the same
window the little girl did earlier, and now she is totally
convinced there is some sort of conspiracy/terrorist plot,
kidnapping her daughter. So, of course, Kyle, who seems to
have a much more intimate knowledge of this new airplane
than an engine designer might have, sets off to really find
out what is going on.
Alright, thatís really enough of the plot otherwise Iím
really going to give some key things away, namely what the
flight attendant folks seem to be so upset about.
The key to enjoying "Flightplan" is really to suspend a
lot of disbelief because, well, thereís a lot to find
disbelievable, but thatís not to say the movie isnít any
good, because I did find it entertaining, mostly, I suppose,
because Jodie Foster is just a great actress in just about
any role. Kyle might really be delusional, and the film
folks do their best to keep that fact key to the storyís
end, and you might figure out exactly what is happening
early on, but in any case, just let the movie happen, enjoy
Jodie Foster as she crawls through the plane looking for
Julia, and even though the flight attendant folks thought
the flight attendant portrayal was abysmal, I thought their
attitude was straight on. At first they were sympathetic
with Kyle, then a little suspicious when she seemed to know
a little too much about the airplane without telling them
she was this super-duper engineer, then, when the daughter
isnít on the flight log, they do their best to help her, but
a distraught Kyle isnít helping her cause by getting totally
distraught. Alright, enough of this, "Flightplan" is just a
fun movie to catch, just take it for what it is and enjoy
Jodie Foster. 3 Ĺ stars out of 5 for "Flightplan."
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!