SDR's review of Flightplan

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This excellent Jodie Foster film released in 2005 I had seen before and remembered it was excellent but couldn’t quite recall the plot. With my wife out and a strong dislike of sunshine, I decided it would be a good afternoon watch and I might even get a wee doze as we pensioners are prone to do.

 

I have been a long time fan of Jodie Foster, another reason to give it another whirl.

 

"Aeroplane engineer Kyle Pratt (Jodie Foster) is heading home from Germany to New York on a double-decker Elgin 474 to bury her husband. But three hours into the flight, she awakens to find her young daughter missing -- and the entire flight crew, including Capt. Rich (Sean Bean) and Air Marshal Gene Carson (Peter Sarsgaard), claims that the child was never on board. Determined to find her daughter, Kyle searches the limited space of the plane, all the while trying to maintain her sanity."

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My goodness me I had forgotten just how tense and the edge of the seat this film was and it had me going again. It is a very well put together film and builds the tension and you end up not knowing who to believe, well if you haven’t seen it before that is. It is told in such a way that any of the possible explanations are equally plausible.

 

It has the de rigour big dramatic ending.

 

Now like any of these films you can pick holes in the plot if you want to and believe me there are plenty but that’s not really the point.

 

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It works on every level. A thrilling nail-biting watch.

 

It’s available on Sky Cinema and well worth a second watch and if you haven’t seen it, go and watch it now!

 

A five-star blockbuster.

 

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  Nice to see another fan of Jodie on here. I've been one since '76 when both Bugsy Malone & Taxi Driver came out. Both brilliant but very different films. Also out that year, & again brilliant but different were, The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane & Freaky Friday. Since then she has had an amazing career both as an actress & a director.