September 22nd, 2005

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3 out of 5 stars

Starring Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard. Written by Peter A Dowling, Billy Ray. Directed by Robert Schwentke. (PG) 98 min. Opens Sep 23.

For over an hour, Flightplan is a brilliantly sustained crescendo of anxiety and uncertainty, with characters asking just the right questions just as they occur to you. German director Robert Schwentke doles out plot information sparingly, creating a mood by showing a haggard Jodie Foster quietly implode before he tells us what happened to her or when. It's best to experience Flightplan as it unfolds, so here's just a glimmer of the plot: Kyle Pratt (Foster) takes a transatlantic flight with her daughter. A few hours into the flight, her daughter goes missing. The crew tell Kyle her child was never on board.Collapse )
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Movie review: Jodie Foster upgrades "Flightplan" to first class - SPOILERS

Thursday, September 22, 2005
Movie review: Jodie Foster upgrades "Flightplan" to first class
Bruce Newman, 08:35 AM in Bruce Newman, Movies & DVDs

There are some movies that get better and better the more you think about them, and then there's "Flightplan." Rarely has a movie benefited more from thinking about it less. Here is a picture whose pleasures rise quickly to 37,000 feet -- and remain there until the captain has turned off the fasten seat belt sign -- thanks mostly to the nimble performance of its star, Jodie Foster.

Like the "state-of-the-art airliner" on which the thriller is set, "Flightplan" works best at its high-concept cruising altitude. It's only as the plane and the picture's premise are depressurized that some of the air goes out of the movie.Collapse )
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'Flightplan' takes a direct route to empty emotion - spoilers

'Flightplan' takes a direct route to empty emotion
By Craig Outhier, Get Out
September 22, 2005

In "Flightplan," Jodie Foster plays a real mother of a mother who will stop at nothing to save her little girl.

It's the sort of mile-high concept thriller that starts well but enters a rapid descent, demanding little of the two-time Oscar winner apart from endless emotive close-ups and a slew of mad dashes though an extremely large fuselage.Collapse )
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SPOILERS: Flightplan

Flight Plan
Directed by Robert Schwentke; Starring Jodie Foster, Sean Bean; 90 minutes; rated PG-13. **** out of *****

By: Eric Lam

My worst nightmare when I travel used to be arriving at a destination and finding out that my luggage had ended up in Timbuktu. While I'm lucky enough to never have that happen to me, Jodie Foster has a much more considerable problem to deal with when she loses her daughter at 30,000 feet. What's worse, nobody on the plane thinks her daughter even exists.
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Met Viggo Too!

As an update to my "Met Sean" post buried in a reply a few days ago, I happy to announce that I was able to get Viggo's autograph as well last night at the premiere of "History of Violence". Things were a bit more crowded where I was standing so I didn't get to talk to him (other than spell my name for him), but he was standing about 4 feet away...he's a dreamy in person as in the pictures. Maria Bello was really cute too. She looked nervous and didn't sign too many autographs but she thanked everyone for coming.

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I did get to hang out a bit with 4 of the groupies that I met at the FlightPlan premiere. One of them (Suzanne the button lady) was actually in one of the photos on Getty images of Sean doing autographs and she was tickled pink about that. They were happy for me and actually took my picture holding my prize! They were quite a
bit younger than me and were squeeing quite loudly when Viggo came by. I didn't have to heart to tell them that I'll be 45 in a few weeks. My Mom couldn't believe it when I told her I got Sean's autograph and said, "But Teri you're 45 years old" and I said "Yeah,and going on 20!".

Off topic a bit, but I read a piece today about a man who is 92 years old and just started to get into acting - started by posing for an ad for osteoporosis and now he's hooked. Guess you're never too old!

Wow, the only thing is that now I have to come down off my bubble and get back to real life. How boring!
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