1. Plane crashes 2. Anne Hathaway plays a grief counselor providing her services to the 5 survivors. 3. She doesn't seem to be having much luck 4. Against professional ethics, she gets involved with one of them 5. People start dropping out of counseling 6. It's probably because of her boring questions 7. The so called twist is obvious more than half an hour before the end, but still they prolong and drag it out like pulling fingernails. 8. If you've got a ticket to ride you'd be better off cashing it in.
You can probably sleep through the first half of the movie after reading (1.) and (2.) above. Shortly after that, you'll see the twist. Wait ten minutes to confirm it, then go back to sleep until the credits start rolling.
The entire cast sleepwalks their way through this dull drama, the punch line of which has been done before, and better.
On the surface PASSENGERS is the story about airplane crash following which the airline hires a psychologist Dr Claire Summers (Anne Hathaway) to hold group therapy sessions for those PTSD survivors. The group is strange, not so much for the crash but more for the lives they've lived leading up to the crash - or so Claire believes. Claire is particularly drawn to Eric (Patrick Wilson) who seems somehow above the emotional trauma and indeed begins to 'court' Claire with requests for house calls, … more
Anne Hathaway puts her scarily-large eyes to dramatic effect in this painfully slow drama. Actually, her eyes are about the only ones open by the end since it felt like the whole week had passed. The big shock in the film is obvious about 5 minutes into the first act, so it's tedious in how it plays out. I actually guessed that she wasn't a counselor at all simply because her pointlessly probing questions and unprofessional ethics led me to think that was all part of the twist. … more
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