• Publication date: May 19, 2009

Flightplan Flightplan

Flightplan is an Alfred Hitchcock inspired film about Kyle Pratt, played by award-winner ...

Flightplan is an Alfred Hitchcock inspired film about Kyle Pratt, played by award-winner Jodie Foster, who is a propulsion engineer on a flight back to the US from Berlin with her deceased husband’s body in the hold of the plane. Kyle boards the relatively empty aircraft with her six-year old daughter Julia, who is still shaken about her father’s death. Soon after take-off the two spread themselves on vacant chairs in a row to have a peaceful nap. Things take a turn for the worst when Kyle wakes up mid-flight and sees that Julia is no longer on the seat next to her. Kyle does her best to remain calm at first, looking in the most obvious of places where her daughter might have wandered off to but her worry quickly escalates to panic and frenzy when Julia is nowhere to be found. She starts to lose her mind and question her sanity when people aboard the flight say they don’t recall her boarding with her daughter and more so when the flight attendant tells Kyle that the seat her daughter was supposedly assigned to is registered as empty in the airline’s system. Hysterical and out of control, Kyle goes on a rampage to find her daughter destroying people’s belongings to locate Julia till the on board marshal, Carson, is forced to handcuff her and have her remain seated. The question remains did Kyle lose both her husband and daughter back in Berlin and is she just delusional? Or can she find evidence to reassure herself and prove her sanity to the crew? PG-13 for some violence and intense plot material.