Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I'm never leaving on a jet plane if this is what happens

Anne Hathaway makes me smile. I think she is funny beautiful and talented. She seems like the kind of girl who can laugh at herself (aka The Princess Diaries...that movie was horrible yet lovely). In short she is everything I would like to be except I wouldn't want the crazy Italian ex-boyfriend convicted of real estate fraud, money laundering and being a general douchebag. But she is super cute aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand enough with the girl crushing...

Passengers is a dark film about a group of survivors of a plane crash. Anne Hathaway plays Claire, a therapist brought in to help these people through a traumatic experience that some of them can't even remember fully. One of the survivors is a good looking charming man named Eric, played by Patrick Wilson. He insists he does not need any therapeutic help from our heroine but they continue to see each other anyway. Her hope is that he will open up to her about the accident but deep down we know it is just an opportunity for her to see him again and again. Eventually they do it. Anti-climactic cuz we all know it's coming.

The twisty sort of part is the characters suspect there is a conspiracy with the airline. The passengers are disappearing one by one and the reasoning why is still a mystery. Claire finds her world turned upside down by crossing an ethical line with a patient and getting too deeply involved in what could be a cover-up that may get all of them hurt.

I won't ruin the ending for those of you who want to see it. I sort of guessed about 3/4 of the way through and was wondering how they were going to discover the truth on their own.

It was dark & mysterious but not over dramatic. It was all kind of even. There really were no highs or lows. It was a mediocre...nothing really bad but nothing too interesting to write about. I liked it. Patrick Wilson is an underrated hot dude & I love Anne as a general rule but as a recommendation...I might watch it on a night when you are bored at home and want to watch something that will keep you sort of guessing but not peeing your pants scared...something that has attraction but not passionate cheesy love...something that is intelligent but doesn't give you a headache to figure out.

Directed By: Rodrigo Garcia
Written By: Ronnie Christensen
Opened On: September 26, 2008

Anne Hathaway Claire
Patrick Wilson Eric
Andre Braugher Perry
Diane Weist Toni

Viewed On: July 18, 2010
Viewed With: Alone
Recommendation: Something to maybe watch on dvd on a date...you don't have to pay too much attention, the sex scenes won't make you uncomfortable with a new guy cuz they don't show anything and it's sort of eerie and mysterious and that can be sorta sexy. Definitely a catch if you can but don't go out of your way kind of movie.

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