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The Layover (2017)

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Two friends on a road trip compete for the affections of a handsome man when their flight is redirected due to a hurricane.

Director:

William H. Macy

Writers:

David Hornsby (screenplay), Lance Krall (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Upton ... Meg
Alexandra Daddario ... Kate
Matt Barr ... Ryan
Matt Jones ... Craig
Kal Penn ... Anuj
Michael Benyaer ... Shahar
Emy Aneke ... Cab Driver
Joe Nunez ... Flight Attendant
Alvin Sanders ... Balloon Pilot
Rob Corddry ... Principal Moss
Molly Shannon ... Nancy
Angela Moore ... Female Cop
John Cassini ... Chuck
Jennifer Cheon Garcia ... Genevieve (as Jennifer Cheon)
John Destry John Destry ... Sketchy Drifter
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After countless lonely nights over a bottle of wine and "The Bachelor", the Seattle longtime friends, Kate, a high school English teacher, and Meg, an ambitious cosmetics saleswoman, are beginning to realise that they are going through a rough patch. To take a break, the pair will soon find themselves on an impromptu flight to Fort Lauderdale, seated next to the handsome blonde Ryan who is on his way to a friend's wedding. All of a sudden, the two best friends will get sucked into a destructive spiral of relentless competition and cut-throat one-upmanship with Ryan as the prize, especially when a Category 4 hurricane reroutes their flight to a St. Louis layover. They say all is fair in love and war; however, is Ryan worthy of Meg and Kate's years of friendship? Written by Nick Riganas

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The flight is off. The fight is on.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, sexual content and some drug material. | See all certifications »

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Was meant to be the first feature length film for Lea Michele since New Year's Eve (2009) but she had to drop out of the project due to her commitments with Scream Queens (2015). Michele was ultimately replaced by Alexandra Daddario. See more »

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On the road trip, the driver states they are on I-24 South, but I-24 runs East and West. See more »

Quotes

Meg: You can have him if I can have the fireman from last season.
Kate: Oh, that fireman...
Meg: He was a panty-dropper!
Kate: Yes. Yes, yes, yes!
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Glass Walls
Written by Nik Ammar
Performed by Nik Ammar
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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A variation on a theme - adequate road movie
24 October 2017 | by thekarmicnomadSee all my reviews

Two women who have known each other since school find themselves down on their luck. One is impulsive and care-free the other responsible and considered. A spontaneous trip away sees them stranded with a hot guy they are both interested in.

This is a pretty well used format, but normally with two guys chasing a pretty girl. With the genders flipped it means the knob gags are switched for boob gags and the girls try to out-flirt each other rather than out- impress each other.

Now there is nothing particularly new here and I didn't find the film hilariously funny.

But the two leads are very engaging and have great chemistry. Their relationship is quite subtly handled and I enjoyed their antics. Their quarry fits the bill perfectly and feels worthy of their attention.

This isn't the funniest or slickest comedy out there but I found it a great waste of ninety minutes.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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