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BAGGAGE CLAIM (2014) – My rating: 7/10

BaggageClaimBaggage Claim is an average girly flick about the oldest daughter, out of 3 sisters, who is still not married or engaged.  Paula Patton plays Montana, the daughter of an annoying mother, played by Jenifer Lewis.  Hunks like Taye Diggs, Djimon Hounsou, Boris Kodjoe and Tyler Lepley ended up in hot pursuit of Montana but none were worthy.  Montana wanted to please her mother by getting married and providing her with grandchildren but just wasn’t feeling any of her suitors.  Montana’s best friend, played by Derek Luke, lives in the same apartment building with his fiancé and is always lending her a shoulder to cry on.  Montana is a flight attendant whose co workers/friends are Jill Scott who plays Gail and Adam Brody who plays Sam.  Together, they pull out all the stops to help Montana find someone, within 30 days, to take to her sister’s rehearsal dinner. At this point, she would do anything to get her family off her back about getting married.  The pressure is on since her sister’s marriage will leave Montana as the only woman in the family not to have taken the plunge.  Baggage Claim is a cute film that holds a cute message.  Worth seeing on DVD.

ABOUT LAST NIGHT (2014) – My rating: 7.5/10

AboutLastNightMy past experiences with Kevin Hart movies and comedy spots left me feeling that Kevin Hart wasn’t very funny, despite the “funniest Man Alive” title placed on his name.  I don’t like comedians who cannot do their routines without creating the dirtiest, foul material available.  Today I saw “About Last Night” and suddenly saw the humor.  Kevin along with Michael Ealy was totally funny in this cutesy, “I don’t want to commit to a relationship” movie.   Although there was plenty of foul language, it wasn’t over the top.  After all, this is an adult movie.  Paula Patton makes a cameo but profound appearance.  I believe the plot was pretty true to life.  There were a few bloopers that I cannot reveal because it would be a spoiler.  All the women in this film were eye candy.  Kevin and Regina Hall became a wild, eccentric couple while Michael Ealy and Joy Bryant, better known for her role as Jasmine Trussell on Parenthood, teamed up as a “normal” couple, looking for love.  Watching the two couples come together was hilarious and quite entertaining.  I recommend seeing About Last Night, especially if you need a pick me up.