September 30, 2013 by The ReadyWriter
We’ve all heard the saying “always a bridesmaids but never the bride” well this was Paula Patton’s characters (Montana Moore’s) problem when she learns her younger sister (Lauren London) is getting married.
Paranoid and desperate about not having a date or a mate, Montana sets out to run into all of her ex-boyfriends in hopes of rekindling a romantic connection in time for her sister’s wedding.
This movie is loaded with all of societies stereotypes about the light skin female vs. the dark skin female and the over obsessive, altar obsessed mother (played by Jennifer Lewis) whose been married five times pressuring Montana about not being married.
The film devolves into one scene after another of Montana running through airports, bumping into her ex’s, dinner montages and flights around the country, in a desperate attempt to hopefully hook-up.
Directed by David E. Talbert, he delivers with a strong supporting cast and some handsome leading men however, chemistry you can fake, but charm is far harder to pull off, and “Baggage Claim” never quite succeeds on that front. The character in the movie was desperate and that’s always a turnoff!