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First Trailer For David E. Talbert's 'Baggage Claim' (Paula Patton, Taye Diggs, Derek Luke...)

by Tambay A. Obenson
May 9, 2013 11:56 AM
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Baggage Claim

One of a few black romcoms on the horizon, here's your first official look at the trailer for playwright/director David E. Talbert's rom-com, Baggage Claim.

Fox Searchlight moved the film's release date up by a month to September 272013, in what will be one of the most crowded fall seasons in black cinema history, given the number of black films scheduled to open between August and December this year. Some actually had to be moved to early next year to avoid the competition.

The ensemble cast also includes Paula PattonTaye Diggs, Derek Luke, Trey SongzJill ScottJ ColeDjimon HounsouAdam BrodyBoris KodjoeTia MowryLala Anthony and others.

Based on Talbert's best-selling debut novel about a flight attendant with thirty days and thirty thousand miles to find a husband, the synopsis for Baggage Claim reads:

Pledging to keep herself from being the oldest and the only woman in her entire family never to wed, Montana embarks on a thirty-day, thirty-thousand-mile expedition to charm a potential suitor into becoming her fiancé. Whom will she choose? Damon Diesel, a P. Diddy wannabe; Reverend Curtis P. Merewether, pastor of Greater House of Deliverance, Tabernacle of Praise, Worship, and Miracles; pompous attorney-turned-councilman Langston Jefferson Battle III; or Quinton Jamison, a multimillionaire who's twenty years her senior?

Patton leads the ensemble cast, starring as our husband-seeking flight attendant.

This will be Talbert's first theatrically-released film since 2008's First Sunday.

We got our first look at the film's poster yesterday; Now we've got a look at the first trailer for Baggage Claim.

Here's the poster:

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  • NO BRAINER | May 10, 2013 4:07 PMReply

    I like DAVID E. TALBERT as a person. Good guy. But this film looks insanely uninteresting and shameful typical of black movies.

  • Micah | May 10, 2013 4:42 AMReply

    Everyone in the film looks great but this doesn't look like the most inspired movie. However I'm not it's target audience. Maybe there are more laughs that are not in the trailer. I wish them all well though. The romantic comedy has been mined to death. It would take a miracle to revive it, so you can only be so mad at this film.

  • Phred G. | May 9, 2013 11:36 PMReply

    And lest we forget good ol' Jennifer Lewis as the strong-outspoken-take-no-Ish-Black-mother-figure. Hey, she's found her niche.

  • Joann | May 9, 2013 8:37 PMReply

    I wasn't going to comment, but I saw those awful, and very stupid, and very wrong comments, and I had to say something. I think this movie looks hilarious!!! I predict it will be an absolutely monstrous hit at the box office, and those who REALLY matter will love it. Thank you for allowing us to see this very funny clip and I can't wait till it's released. I hope it's very soon.

  • Truth SERIOUSLY hurts | May 9, 2013 8:29 PMReply

    The hour and a half isn't even worth waiting to see Paula in her underwear. We saw her like that in another clunker. Here's some advice. Keep your clothes on!

  • jeftcg | May 9, 2013 2:15 PMReply

    Only ones missing from this movie are LL Cool J and Hill Harper. Staring at that one-sheet reminds me that it's time for a different style of black leading man. Who's going to bring the sexy-quirky? Anybody? Anybody? Where is Andre Royo when you need him?

  • sarah | May 9, 2013 2:11 PMReply

    This film looks as expected. Pure crap. I did not laugh once, plus I hate the premise that a woman needs a man or her life is worthless. I read the book. The plot is obvious and redundant. And Paula took her Mission Impossible hype and chose to throw it away for roles as Denzel's young enough to be his daughter, damsel in distress girlfriend in 2 Guns, a pathetic, desperate, low self esteemed woman desperate for a man in Baggage Claim, and the nutcase ex in About Last Night. She has so much potential yet want to throw it away on mediocre projects SMH

  • Marie | May 9, 2013 2:11 PMReply

    Regardless of the ethnicity/race of the lead characters, the American romantic comedy needs a complete reboot as evidenced by this trailer. A woman in 2013 who's desperately seeking a husband? Did we time warp to 1955? I look forward to the talent(s) who shake up this entire genre. Until then, Netflix.

  • china | May 9, 2013 1:47 PMReply

    I cannot wait to see this.. I love each of the actors .. the trailer looks great.

  • Darkan | May 9, 2013 1:38 PMReply

    The visuals look stunning that much I can say but as far as the story goes... I have no words.

  • michaboa | May 9, 2013 1:04 PMReply

    So Paula Patton is the black Jennifer Aniston/Katherine Heigl huh?

  • MICHABOA | May 9, 2013 4:56 PM

    @Marissa, Chill. The film doesn't look like my cup of tea. At the very least, Halle's roles have been quite diverse.

  • truth | May 9, 2013 1:57 PM

    @Marissa...Halle got you on lock. You cannot type anything without her name. Get a life fatty.

  • Marissa | May 9, 2013 1:44 PM

    Is there something wrong with that? I'm tired of black actresses playing these miserable, downtrodden slave and/or maid roles, that sure does get old! Paula Patton is gorgeous and maybe not that great of an actress but she's filling a void that Halle Berry seems to have missed out on! Good for her!

  • KeyShantel | May 9, 2013 1:31 PM


  • Teejay | May 9, 2013 12:29 PMReply

    Adam Brody is looking so cute

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