Movie – Passengers


 Starring: Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, David Morse, Clea DuVall

Director: Rodrigo Garcia, Ronnie Christensen

 

Plot Outline

After a horrific plane crash, a young therapist, Claire Summers (Anne Hathaway), is assigned by her mentor (Andre Braugher) to counsel the flight’s five remaining passengers. Claire’s difficulties in taking on such an assignment are made all the more complex when she’s confronted by Eric (Patrick Wilson), a passenger who refuses her help and instead uses the crash as an excuse to break the rules and openly court her. As Claire struggles to maintain a professional distance from Eric, her other patients struggle with recollections of the accident which are at odds with the airline’s official explanation. After their memories of a possible mid-air explosion surface, the passengers begin mysteriously disappearing, and Claire suspects the airline is behind it.  Determined to uncover the truth, Claire is drawn deeper into a conspiracy—and deeper into a relationship with Eric—that will soon collide in an explosive twist of fate.

First and foremost, don’t go reading the reviews if you plan to catch this movie as some of them would just ruin it for you with their spoilers.  Now if you are used to fast paced, high action films then this is definitely NOT the movie for you.  The story takes time to build up to an interesting finale with twists.  Had there not been movies hauntingly similar, this one would have been mind blowing. Having said that I found the angle to this movie refreshing and the direction and feel more commonly found in foreign films.

The casts are are solid in this film, though Patrick Wilson and Anne Hathaway clearly lead the pack with their sizzling chemistry in this one.  Anne Hathaway is a gorgeous natural beauty (reminds me of Audrey Hepburn another classy lady) and with her role as a young Therapist which she plays down on her first big time assignment easily draws you into her peripheral vision of things as they unfold!

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