Robin Thicke’s sultry and gorgeous wife has the entertainment world buzzing from her charming performance in the romantic comedy ‘Baggage Claim.’ Will you get hooked on Paula’s mix of beauty, wit, and charisma too?
Baggage Claim may be one of those romantic comedies where you know the ending right off the bat, but it’s got something extra to take it to the next level — Paula Patton. The beautiful 37-year-old actress is the flick’s MVP and has critics everywhere begging for more.
‘Baggage Claim’ Reviews: Paula Patton’s Great, The Movie Is Not
Paula Patton is such a terrific actress that even in the ultra-tacky romantic comedy Baggage Claim, she gives a luminous, thought-out performance, not just walking through but digging into the role of an eager, nervous doormat with a people-pleasing grin. The character may be an insult, but the portrayal redeems it.
Patton is a bright screen presence and can easily carry her own film.
Patton has undeniable star quality. Her comic talent, particularly with physical gags, is as evident as her action-star abilities in Mission: Impossible III and her dramatic acumen in Precious. She’s an appealing romantic comedy star but deserves a more clever vehicle.
Patton flails in the physical-comedy scenes, but keeps smiling through the many humiliations her character endures. Though this silly picture will quickly vanish from memory, her smile, like that of the Cheshire cat, will linger in the viewer’s mind.
The only person who walks away from this is the living bouquet Paula Patton. I last saw her shamefully flashing the camera in the ultra-male 2 Guns. Here, Patton floats along on a wing and a song, slurring her speech in that ever-so-cute fashion, trying on her get-’em-boys brassieres, exuding her own light and charm, perfectly willing to be the shining center of what is essentially a dull and kinda offensive and rather stultifying rom-com. Patton sparkles. This is a movie wherein she literally climbs into a trash can, and later falls out still looking fabulous and smelling like a rose.
So it’s safe to say that Paula is by far the brightest spot of a questionable movie. But most actresses would fade into mediocrity along with the material — our girl Paula rises above it and illuminates everything she’s in. It’s only a matter of time before she winds up in something that everyone loves.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Will you go see Paula in Baggage Claim? Let us know!
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— Andrew Gruttadaro