An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.
Sarah Jessica Parker,
Publicist Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle. Unable to leave or receive outside help, Stuart's negotiation with the caller leads to a jaw-dropping climax.
Jerry and Rachel are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move.
This is the story of a young resourceful heroine named Lisa Reisert who hates to fly, but the terror that awaits her on the night flight to Miami has nothing to do with a fear of flying! Upon boarding the plane, Lisa is trapped on a red-eye flight with a creepy villainous handsome and charming man by the name of Jackson Rippner, who's playing middle-man in the plot to assassinate a Homeland Security official. He's got her father pinned down by a would-be killer, using that advantage to coerce Lisa into phoning the luxury resort where she works and arranging to move the target into a pre-set position.Written by
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(at around 10 mins) When a woman spills an iced cappuccino on Lisa, the expression on Rachel McAdams's face is real surprise, not acted. She did not know that the beverage would be so cold. See more »
When Jackson is chasing Lisa upstairs in her father's house, she locks herself in the bathroom. While she is at the door, the shower curtain to the right is halfway open. Before she opens the curtain to see if Jackson is hiding in the shower, the curtain is closed. See more »
Dumb, But Entertaining & Much BetterThan 'Flight Plan'
This was a decent thriller aboard an airplane in which our "hero," Rachel McAdams as "Lisa Reisert" saves the family of the Director of Homeland Security and the life of her own dad. She does all of this against a terrorist and his group. Yeah, I know....a little far-fetched....and annoyingly PC as a young woman consistently beats the crap out of a male psycho who is using her to complete the assassination attempt.
Outside of that nonsense and a slow first 30 minutes, the last hour is a fun ride. McAdams sports a pretty, fresh face and a sweet demeanor except with a few bursts of profanity at the end. Up to that point, she was refreshing to see as you don't often see 20-ish movie actresses looking wholesome anymore. Cillian Murphy is creepy looking and effective as the bad guy "Jackson Rippner."
Once the film kicks into gear as Murphy shows his evil intentions, the film switches from a yawner to a suspenseful action flick and stays that way until the end. Then, they tack on a really stupid last few minutes with a very un-realistic middle-aged couple just to the end the film with a cheap laugh.
Overall, a dumb but entertaining movie but at least a whole lot better than the year's other "airplane movie," the horrible "Flight Plan." Still, knowing the quality of horror work director Wes Craven has produced over the year, I was a bit disappointed.
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