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Flightplan (Widescreen Edition)

Jodie Foster , Peter Sarsgaard , Robert Schwentke    PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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Like a lot of stylishly persuasive thrillers, Flightplan is more fun to watch than it is to think about. There's much to admire in this hermetically sealed mystery, in which a propulsion engineer and grieving widow (Jodie Foster) takes her 6-year-old daughter (and a coffin containing her husband's body) on a transatlantic flight aboard a brand-new jumbo jet she helped design, and faces a mother's worst nightmare when her daughter (Marlene Lawston) goes missing. But how can that be? Is she delusional? Are the flight crew, the captain (Sean Bean) and a seemingly sympathetic sky marshal (Peter Sarsgaard) playing out some kind of conspiratorial abduction? In making his first English-language feature, German director Robert Schwentke milks the mother's dilemma for all it's worth, and Foster's intense yet subtly nuanced performance (which builds on a fair amount of post-9/11 paranoia) encompasses all the shifting emotions required to grab and hold your attention. Alas, this upgraded riff on Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (not to mention Otto Preminger's Bunny Lake is Missing) is ultimately too preposterous to hold itself together. Flightplan gives us a dazzling tour of the jumbo jet's high-tech innards, and its suspense is intelligently maintained all the way through to a cathartic conclusion, but the plot-heavy mechanics break down under scrutiny. Your best bet is to fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the thrills on a purely emotional level--a strategy that worked equally well with Panic Room, Foster's previous thriller about a mother and daughter in peril. --Jeff Shannon

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Daniel Jolley TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
I was surprised by some of the less than stellar reviews this film received, mainly because Jodie Foster, the consummate actress, just does not make bad movies - especially at this stage in her illustrious career. A few comparisons to The Forgotten did manage to lower my expectations a bit going in, but Flightplan really impressed me. Yes, you have to stretch credibility a little bit when you watch it, but that's almost to be expected since we are talking about a movie and not a documentary or reenactment of actual events. It's not easy to come up with a decent ending for a movie like this (and, inevitably, some viewers will think it should have taken a different path at the end), but I think the filmmakers hit a stand-up triple if not a home run in the case of Flightplan.

Jodie Foster plays Kyle Pratt, a grieving widow flying home from Germany with her daughter and the body of her husband (who died when he fell off the roof of their building). It's a huge, brand new airplane, one which Pratt actually helped design, and she sets out to search every inch of it after she wakes up, some three hours into the flight, to find her six-years-old daughter missing. Like any mother, she does a quick search of the surrounding area before quickly slipping into panic mode, soliciting the help of the crew and, ultimately, the captain. A search is organized by the crew, but no one finds any sign of little Julia (Marlene Lawston). To make matters worse, no one on board the plane even remembers seeing the little girl, and everyone on the passenger list is accounted for. By now the air marshal (Peter Sarsgaard) is heavily involved, as Pratt has begun making quite a disturbance. She just wants to find her child, but no one believes the girl was ever on the plane.
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By Lawrance M. Bernabo HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
"Flightplan" is a movie that wants to start playing with your mind before you ever see the movie. After all, the hook for the movie is certainly good enough to stand on its own. A woman and her daughter are on an airplane over the Atlantic Ocean, and the daughter disappears. How can a child disappear on an airplane? Well, you the idea should be that you go to see the movie and you find out the answer. After all, we went to go see "Titanic" to see how Kate Winslet's character was going to survive when we see her riding the stern of the ship in to the Atlantic Ocean in the trailer. But the trailer for "Flightplan" plays out a lot more of the line, because the people on the airplane are all telling the mother that nobody saw her with a child, there is no record on the manifest, and basically telling the audience that there was never a child.

So we start watching "Flightplan" knowing about the hook and the line, and waiting to find out what the sinker is for this 2005 film. Consequently, everything that happens from the first moment of the film is a clue for us to try and unravel. The mother, Kyle Pratt (Jodie Foster) is in the bedroom of her daughter, Julia (Marlene Lawston), in their Berlin home and the kids seems real enough. But then we see Kyle talking with her husband: one minute he is there, the next minute he is not. Then he is in a coffin being loaded on an airplane that is the biggest one you have ever seen and which is taking mother and daughter to the United States.

The script by first time screenwriter Peter A. Dowling and punched up by Billy Ray ("Shattered Glass"), takes full advantage of every nook and cranny in that giant airplane.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Jodie Foster Rocks! April 27 2006
By A Customer
Format:DVD
I know that many people might criticize this film for being overblown or ludicrous but it is a Hollywood picture after all.
Movies are not meant to be realistic at all times. Heaven knows we have enough of that on television with stupid reality series.
Movies are meant to entertain us for an hour and a half or two hours. This one certainly entertains.
With Flightplan, like many big budget Hollywood films we are taken on a fast and furious ride from the moment the plane takes off to the last minutes it is on the ground.
Jodie Foster is delivers a solid performance and gives the film the credibility it needs to keep this film in the air so to speak.
This was a romp. Good fun and meant to be taken in that context.
Worth 3 popcorn bags!
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2.0 out of 5 stars thou shalt suspend they disbelief Feb. 7 2006
Format:DVD
Hollywood often acts as if suspension of disbelief (aided by big budget production values and big name actors) can overcome all critical thought in even moderately intelligent viewers. This movie is a prime example. The initial premise is intriguing and hooks your interest with the mysterious disappearance of the daughter of the main character (played by Jodie Foster). The acting is excellent, and the viewer is drawn into Jodie Foster's predicament. Everything seems to work up until the point when the scriptwriters had to reveal what they really wanted the audience to believe was going on. The mystery that was the most engaging feature of the story pops like a balloon and then the movie nosedives, bombing badly. My wife and I had a good time finding all the flaws in the scenario. It became a game: Find the Flightplan Flaws. We came up with half a dozen and only scratched the surface, reasons why the scenario is not just improbable but just downright impossible. And ludicrous. Sure, the producers got an ending with big explosions and gunfire, but can they really fool themselves that that's all the viewers really wanted out of this movie?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Très bon film, actrice et ne manque pas d'action et de suspense.
Published 7 days ago by LiLy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent produit, accompli ce qu'il doit effectuer.
Published 1 month ago by Al;ain Forget
4.0 out of 5 stars good deal
movie came in a good amount of time , and it works good , great deal for all., will try to buy more.
Published 3 months ago by kevin belanger
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent suspense movie
Jodie Foster is a fantastic actress. She holds your attention. When you think you know what will be next, you find yourself surprised with an unexpected twist of events.
Published 7 months ago by Rina Dimopoulou
4.0 out of 5 stars Likeable actress hones acting skills..eurodrama
The director gives a commentary in this film shot partly in Germany and thoae who recall the Twilight Zone
and later Airplane/airport film or the Poseidon Adventure and... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Anthony Marinelli
5.0 out of 5 stars Flightplan
I received it in good order - I prefer to purchase DVD's because I can't always watch a movie in it's entirety in one sitting - Since Rogers Cable in the London Ontario area has... Read more
Published 16 months ago by James Jay
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
I really enjoyed this movie. It came in on time and it was a great suspenseful movie for family movie night.
Published 16 months ago by Sa
5.0 out of 5 stars Bon film
Le film Flight Plan a été reçu en bon état et conforme à l'annonce du vendeur. Le DVD fonctionne très bien.
Published 16 months ago by Daniel Mérineau
3.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing
Dealing with the tragic death of her husband, an aeronautic engineer (Jodie Foster) boards a flight from Berlin to New York with his body and their 6-year-old daughter. Read more
Published on Dec 12 2008 by Greg Curtis
4.0 out of 5 stars very harrowing,but
i don't think it's realistic.the basic story is that a woman is on a
flight with her young daughter. Read more
Published on Feb. 1 2008 by falcon
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