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The Layover (2017)

R | | Comedy | 3 August 2017 (USA)
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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.

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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.

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The flight is off. The fight is on.

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Rated R for language throughout, sexual content and some drug material.

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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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The scene when the airplane takes off initially is a Boeing 737, a single aisle aircraft. The actors are sitting in a single aisle aircraft. The next time you see the plane in flight, it is a Boeing 787, a wide body aircraft with twin aisles. Following scenes show the actors in a single aisle aircraft. See more »

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Kate: What kind of comic is this?
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Not 'that' bad
2 September 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The truth is it isn't but there are caveats. Forgetting everything else, if you take one look at the cover image used to portray this movie, you should get a pretty good indication of what your letting yourself in for. Unless you get dragged to it, or just wonder into the cinema complex and randomly choose a film to watch, you can't really be forgiven for having any lofty expectations on what your going too see.

Baring all that in mind, it mostly delivers on exactly what it promises, which is a slightly (or overly) ridiculous comedy about two women that have the hot's (definitely not love) for the same guy. It's simply a progression of dire events on this theme till conclusion where they all live happily ever after, and actually it's done quite well considering the plot they're working with.

Unfortunately it wasn't really my kind of film but I still found it moderately entertaining though somewhat cringe-worthy in certain places. It's funny, but not hilarious. I did have a handful of 'laugh out loud' moments which for me is always a good indication that the writers are doing a half decent job. When watching films like this you really have to keep things in context. Saying the acting/directing/production is terrible because the film is silly, even ridiculous, or just not 'you cup of tea' isn't always a fair assessment or worse, an accurate one. Here, the acting is actually quite good. Our main characters work well and produce pretty competent performances with what they are working with. There is good on-screen chemistry between them and at no point was I anything but utterly convinced I was immersed in this truly dire situation with them (god help me). In fact I'm probably being conservative when I say that the acting was just 'good'. The directing is also pretty good, as is production the comedic value and pretty much all else.

If you've gone to see something engaging with a well developed story that you get drawn into and can reflect on I will forgive your disappointment because this film isn't it. For the what its trying to achieve and the audience I believe it's aimed at, I think this one does quite well. I think it would be unfair of me to make a judgement on it outside of these constraints so this is why I have given it the score I have.

I probably wouldn't go see it on my own, but it wasn't a waste of my time doing so. I would recommend it though, because as a lighthearted flick it's OK and I know there are those of us who like this kind of film and would enjoy what this one has to offer.


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