While novel adaptations are nothing new in this day and age, it's still rare to find a novelist who has made the transition from author to filmmaker. David E. Talbert (First Sunday) is one of the few exceptions, as he both wrote the screenplay adaptation for his own novel and directed the new comedy Baggage Claim, which was released earlier this month on Blu-ray and DVD. Paula Patton stars as flight attendant Montana Moore, who goes on a whirlwind journey over 30 days to find the perfect fiancee before her younger sister gets married. I recently had the chance to chat with writer-director David E. Talbert and actress Jenifer Lewis, who plays Montana's mother Catherine, about the logistical challenges of the production, how the filmmaker adapted his own work, and what made the actress sign on to join this all-star cast. Take a look at our exclusive interview with Jenifer Lewis and David E. Talbert for this comedy.
Paula Patton leads a hilarious cast in this first-class comedy that'll keep you laughing and make your heart soar! Flight attendant Montana Moore (Patton) is smart, sexy and sick of being single. She's determined to get engaged before her younger sister's wedding, leaving just 30 days to make her connection. Fortunately, her co-worker crew has cooked up a high-flying scheme for Montana to "accidentally" bump into all her ex-boyfriends, leading to hilarious encounters as she attempts to land the perfect guy!