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Lauren London Drops By Paula Patton's Apt To Announce Engagement In New 'Baggage Claim' Clip

by Tambay A. Obenson
September 6, 2013 4:05 PM
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Baggage Claim

One of a few black rom-coms on the horizon, here's your a second 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 includes Paula PattonTaye Diggs, Derek Luke, Trey SongzJill ScottJ ColeDjimon HounsouAdam BrodyBoris Kodjoe, Lauren LondonTia 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:

Watch the new clip below:

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  • NO BRAINER | September 9, 2013 3:55 PMReply

    If I wasn't finishing lines I was guessing the next line... The writing is weak so far.

  • FactChecker | September 7, 2013 2:54 PMReply

    This movie looks like meh!

    I want a good plot and storylines and actors who can actually act, in my rom-com!
    This clip lost me. And it seems like most of the casting is stunt casting. I know Jumping the Broom did well with black audiences, but Paula Patton doesn't have a following and isn't lead actress material.

  • Akimbo | September 7, 2013 7:07 PM

    Yeah, Paula's horrible. I'll save my coins for Best Man Holday.

  • Amari | September 7, 2013 4:20 PM

    I agree, the clip doesn't set the best tone for the movie, but at the same time there are films which just try to entertain you, those that which to inform you and also films which look to get accolades. From what it seems, this isn't going for any big time awards, nor really trying to be all that deep. It just wants to entertain you for an hour and a half.

    I must agree though, Paula Patton, thus far, hasn't really shown any signs that she can be an appealing lead actress, but it could just be she is the type of actress that needs "that" script to prove herself. I mean, we though Mo'nique was only a comedian and she pulled out Precious; Mariah Carey made us side eye her in Glitter and thus far her work with Lee Daniels has shown that under the right direction she can do a little somethin' somethin', so maybe Paula just needs to the right script, director and character to really prove herself?

  • sthn | September 7, 2013 12:06 PMReply

    I didn't know rashida was in this movie!??!?

  • Drewx | September 7, 2013 10:39 AMReply

    Paula Patton looks like a white girl with burnette hair in that clip. She's not just light skinned she is as close to White with a drop of color. One drop Black rule means you're Black right?

  • K.Nicole | September 11, 2013 9:00 AM

    Totally not cool and divisive. Paula Patton identifies as black and always has. In fact in high school she was the President of her Black Student Union. Not only that she has talked about how being a black woman has excluded her from parts just like any other black actress. Her husband wrote the song'I Don't Know How It Feels To Be U' for her when she told him about her career struggles because of her race. Just because someone isn't the same complexion as you doesn't mean they don't have the same issues.

  • Drewx | September 7, 2013 10:43 PM

    Of course she would claim Black. That's the only way she will get jobs, as the token as close to white as possible "Black" actress. The other brown and dark skinned actresses are considered too Black. Keeping Hollywood as light as possible. If you watch movies the swear either dark skinned Black women don't exist or if they do they are the asexual maid.

    At least Rashida Jones doesn't try to take jobs from Brown sisters. She is honest about being a one drop rule girl and plays non-racial.

  • Roberto | September 7, 2013 11:28 AM

    At least Paula is proud of and claims her African heritage , she looks a bit like Rashida Jones in this clip, unfortunately can't say the same for Rashida.

  • beemooree | September 6, 2013 10:47 PMReply

    how pretty is lauren london

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