Review written on: October 16th, 2005

Flightplan Review

As much as I wanted to like this movie, it just didn’t entertain me as much as I had hoped. I love Jodie Foster (who doesn’t?), and I thought the premise was great. Unfortunately, it couldn’t sustain my interest for the full two hours it occupies.

While Foster is a captivating actress, and portrays this role perfectly, the story didn’t support her. The beginning was the backstory. Her husband has died. She’s taking her daughter back to America and her husband’s casket is going on the plane. Her daughter is practically afraid of her own shadow, since she just lost her dad a few days before. After all of this is set up, the movie is just filler until you get to the climactic end story.

Most of the movie I spent thinking where they were going with this. While the idea of losing a child on a plane is quite compelling, it seemed as if Foster was the only one that believed in this movie. Everyone else said their lines and played their part, but there was no real emotion in it.

I’d say, wait for Netflix.


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