Passengers (2008)

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Release Date: October 24, 2008 (limited)
DVD: May 12, 2009

Current rating: Rating: 3.54
based on 26 votes and 9 reviews
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Cast: Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, David Morse, Dianne Wiest, Clea DuVall, Chelah Horsdal, William B. Davis

Synopsis

After a plane crash, a young therapist, Claire (Anne Hathaway), is assigned by her mentor (Andre Braugher) to counsel the flight's five survivors. When they share their recollections of the incident—which some say include an explosion that the airline claims never happened—Claire is intrigued by Eric (Patrick Wilson), the most secretive of the passengers.

Just as Claire's professional relationship with Eric—despite her better judgment—blossoms into a romance, the survivors begin to disappear mysteriously, one by one. Claire suspects that Eric may hold all the answers and becomes determined to uncover the truth, no matter the consequences.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in British Columbia. Some cast members are Canadian.

Director: Rodrigo Garcia
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Judd Payne, Matthew Rhodes, Julie Lynn, Nathan Kahane, Joseph Drake, Keri Selig
Screenplay: Ronnie Christensen
Official Site: www.sonypictures.ca/english/movies/passengers/

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  • 3 stars "It is an afternoon movie, with a not so original story on departing souls."
  • 2 stars "bad, stupid, made no sense, waited for it to get better and it never did"