Kernel Rating (out of 5): 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 Length: 96 minutes
Age Appropriate For: 13+. A romantic comedy with a fair amount of sexually themed stuff as the main character looks back over her boyfriends to see if any of them are marriage material. Some implied sexual content, including a couple undressing before getting into bed together; some sexually suggestive outfits, including a woman in a man’s dress shirt and underwear and a flight attendant with cleavage for miles; and some relationship infidelity. The film isn’t explicit in any way, but it’s very much about reducing women to their physicality as they search for husbands.
You can go ahead and skip ‘Baggage Claim.’ It’s pretty much one of the most confusingly anti-women romantic comedies to grace theaters in a while.
By Roxana Hadadi
Perhaps you saw the 2011 romantic comedy “What’s Your Number?”, starring Anna Faris and Chris Evans as neighbors who—spoiler alert, I guess—realize they’re in love with each other as Faris’s character is floundering to find a date to her sister’s wedding. You knew these pretty people were going to end up together because they were both on the movie poster, but I suppose you could have more trouble with “Baggage Claim,” which has every major cast member gracing the promotional materials. Don’t fret, though. “Baggage Claim” is the exact same movie as “What’s Your Number?”, with the exact same premise, with the exact same plot twists. Who needs originality, am I right?