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||An original screenplay
||Peter A. Dowling, Billy Ray
||As in many other movies, the IMDb trivia tells us there is a “Wilhelm Scream” featured in this. The reference is to a sound effect used in many films originally recorded by Sheb Wooley in 1951.
||Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sean Bean, Erika Christensen, Greta Scacchi
||A widow, who is an aircraft designer, is flying back to America with her seven year old daughter and her husband’s coffin in the hold. When she awakes from a nap she finds that her daughter is missing, and she searches but fails to find her. As she becomes more desperate it seems that her daughter may not even have been on the flight and that she is a manifestation of grief. Is this true or is the widow being manipulated by persons unknown?
||Almost the whole movie takes place on the large fictitious aircraft which is like a double deck Airbus. There is increasing tension throughout as we wonder whether the woman in delusional or whether she is right and that there is a conspiracy which could involve the crew of the aircraft. There is no overt violence, no sex, nudity or drinking although there is a bar on the upper deck of the plane.
||It is really difficult to say anything about this film without revealing the denoument. However, Roger Ebert quite liked it but Rotten Tomatoes only gave it 37%. I can say that somewhere in the convolutions of the plot there is a problem which sort of spoilt it for me, but it is probably a watch for nothing.