Jodi Foster – Kyle Pratt
Peter Sarsegaard – Carson
Sean Bean – Captain Rich
Nothing can go wrong at 40,000 feet in the air, right? No – think again. When Kyle Pratt’s (Jodi Foster) daughter goes missing without a trace, Kyle knows something is not right. She remembers bringing the child on board, the child’s possessions are on the plane, but there is no record of her every boarding the 2 story state of the art aircraft which she designed. But did she actually vanish? She is the only one who saw her and time is running out because someone is plotting something disastrous. Will she be able to clear her name and prove she is sane, and find her child in time?
This was a heart stopping, action packed, distressing, and amazing thriller. This movie was not scary in the sense that there was blood and guts, but loosing your child at 40,000 feet in the air, while you are transporting your husband’s body to be buried, can be kind of distressing – well, not kind of, really distressing. I cried quite a lot in this movie because there were a few sad scenes, but it was mostly just nail-biting. This movie kept you thinking because you did not know who was actual baddy was until the end. I thought it was one person but in the last 15 minutes of an 1 hr 30 min movie you find out that is it someone completely different and there are so many people to choose between.
Jodi Foster (Contact, Silence of the Lambs) played her character very well. She was a mother who was distressed, and determinate to find her child even when no one else had actually seen the children. I was amazed at how good her acting was. I would describe some of the other characters and how they were like, but I may give something away.
This is a great movie, but this is like Jaws for the sky so if you were nervous about flying with children, or just flying in general, this is not a great movie for you. But otherwise, this is a definite watch. I would give it 5/5 stars as the acting was superb, and the story line was fantastic.
It is rated PG-13 and CommonSenseMedia.org says its ok for 13+ and I completely agree.
Hope that you enjoy it.