I love Paula Patton, but if folks don’t stop putting her in these same bubbly-single-gal-doing-the-most-to-meet-and-marry-a-man movies, I’m going to have to start a Change.org petition.
Anywho, Patton is the star of the new David E. Talbert film Baggage Claim, which features a number of established and up-and-coming black actors and actresses. Shall we go down the list? Well, there’s Boris Kodjoe, Djimon Honsou, Taye Diggs, Christina Milian, Derek Luke, Tia Mowry, Terrence J (from a very similar popular film, Think Like A Man), Jenifer Lewis, Lauren London, La La Anthony, Jill Scott, Trey Songz, and even comedian Affion Crockett. Of course, Talbert is known for his stage plays, and the plot for this one reads very much like one you’ve probably seen on a Sunday afternoon on BET. Here’s the synopsis from Shadow and Act:
“Pledging to keep herself from being the oldest and the only woman in her entire family never to wed, Montana embarks on a thirty-day, thirty-thousand-mile expedition to charm a potential suitor into becoming her fiancé. Whom will she choose? Damon Diesel, a P. Diddy wannabe; Reverend Curtis P. Merewether, pastor of Greater House of Deliverance, Tabernacle of Praise, Worship, and Miracles; pompous attorney-turned-councilman Langston Jefferson Battle III; or Quinton Jamison, a multimillionaire who’s twenty years her senior?”
This will be Talbert’s second major motion picture, as his first was the successful First Sunday, which starred Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan and Katt Williams. After reading the plot, I can’t say that my mind is blown, but if Think Like A Man could have me laughing like a fool in the theaters, I won’t count this one out so fast (I’m guessing Affion Crockett is supposed to be the Kevin Hart of this movie…). If you’re interested, Baggage Claim will be released this fall, on September 27.
What do you think? So far, does the plot and the faces in the film make you think it will be one to watch?