Passengers

Synopsis: After a plane crash, a young therapist, Claire, is assigned by her mentor to counsel the flight's five survivors. When they share their recollections of the incident -- which some say include an explosion that the airline claims never happened -- Claire is intrigued by Eric, the most secretive of the passengers. Just as Claire's professional relationship with Eric -- despite her better judgment -- blossoms into a romance, the survivors begin to disappear mysteriously, one by one. Claire suspects that Eric may hold all the answers and becomes determined to uncover the truth, no matter the consequences.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Director(s): Rodrigo García
Production: Sony Pictures/TriStar Pictures
 
IMDB:
5.9
Metacritic:
40
Rotten Tomatoes:
20%
PG-13
Year:
2008
93 min
$270,659
696 Views


TriStar

Mandate Pictures

Tristar Pictures and Mandate Pictures

Present

A Persistent Entertainment /

Intuition Production

Passengers

[Explosion]

- [Phone rings]

- (Gasp)

Hello.. hello?

Oh, hi.

Oh, I'm wide awake.

What's up?

Sources are telling us that

this decision was made...

in the last few minutes at the precaution

and there is no indication...

that this airplane crash was

anything other than an accident.

In any case, it is too soon to determine

whether the system malfunction...

was involved or whether human error was--

- Hello, my dear.

- Hi.

It's freezing.

Thank you for coming so quickly.

Of course.

Thank you.

They came down on a beach, near Pinewood.

Just a handful were left, out of 109.

You should handle the whole group.

Really?

No, you're gonna have to trust

my judgment on this one.

It's time to shake you out of this

comfort zone you're in.

I'm not in a comfort zone.

Two master's degrees, already?

Ph.D. that never ends?

That sounds pretty cozy to me.

Okay, that's the start, mostly,

it's nothing new.

One will require little more work,

though. He's euphoric.

He's feeling little

hmm... too good.

Uh...

Oh! I'm sorry--

Oh, excuse me, could you-- ?

(sigh)

Mr. Clark?

Come in!

Mr. Clark.

I'm Eric.

- Dr. Summers.

- Hi.

May I?

- Yeah.

- Thank you.

How are you feeling?

I feel great.

Mr. Clark, I'm a therapist.

I'm recommending that the passengers

meet with me in group sessions.

You are?

Well, no thanks.

Oh, okay. I understand.

If you'd feel more comfortable,

outside of the group environment...

we could meet one on one.

You make house calls?

Well, it's.. not.. protocol.. but.. hmm..

sometimes, under special circumstances.

What does one have to do to become

a "special circumstance" around here?

Survive a plane crash?

Uhmm..

You have a very lovely way about you.

Hmm?

I mean you're very formal,

but--

it's charming.

Is this your correct

contact information?

Okay.

So, umm..

Friday at five?

Tea time.

Good.

Is there anyone here for you?

- No.

- I can call someone if you.. want me to.

It's okay.

Feel better.

(Chuckling) You, too.

(Chuckling)

Claire.

Yes?

Do you have a sister?

Yes.

You should call her.

What?

Better now than later.

You could step out front of a bus

or something, and then what?

(Sighs)

(Knocking)

- Hi.

- Hi.

- Can I help you?

- Your laundry.

Oh, right, oh--

It was sitting in the dryer

for a while.

Oh, I'm sorry, I had an emergency

at work, and I had to run out.

Um, I've noticed that sometimes

you're too busy to pick up...

your newspapers, so I can take them

and hold them for you.

Oh, no, no, it's fine.

It's no bother.

Oh.. thank you.. but, you know what..

thank you, that's something...

I promised myself

not to let happen again.

- Okay, good night.

- Good night.

Claire?

That's right.

- Good night, Claire.

- Good night.

Anything you need,

you let me know.

Okay, thank you, bye.

(Sigh)

(Sigh)

[Phone dialing]

[Phone ringing]

Hi, you've reached Hannah, Luke,

Paul, and Emma. Leave us a message.

Hi.

It's me.

Just calling to say hi.

Yeah, bye.

[Explosion]

[Gasping]

[Dog barking]

I was at peace.

I always knew that I wouldn't live to

an old age so I just thought this is it.

I looked around.. and just felt such

a pity for everyone.. all that fear.

Dean...

when did you first realize

that something was wrong?

Uh.. we were still up pretty high, and...

plane was just cruising along,

and there was this sound...

the lights went up and there was a flash--

That's not what happened.

There were no explosions

'till after we hit the ground.

No warning, nothing.

That's right.

It was when we were landing.

Don't tell me what I remember. Okay?

Shannon, Shannon...

you said that you looked around

and you saw that fear...

but also that it was so sudden that..

you hit the ground without warning.

So?

When exactly did you have that moment

to look around at the others?

Does it matter?

Is this a test?

No, of course, it's not a test.

Janice?

Do you remember any of this?

Dean...

there was something you said earlier

I really wanted to talk to you about...

beca--

Excuse me for a second.

I'm afraid that's not what happened.

The pilot misjudged the approach

and lost control.

Mistakes were made, unfortunately.

This passenger remembers fire on board,

maybe, before impact.

But, isn't it common for..

people who are going through this...

to be disoriented.. to be unsure

of what he saw.. even delusional.

Yes, but it's also possible to be

in a heightened state of awareness...

where every details and

sensations are remembered.

Dr. Summers,

let's try to be careful.

I'm not trying to challenge any findings

or put the airliner on the spot.

I'm only thinking of the patients.

Accurate reconstruction of events is

essential to healing process, that's all.

Thank you.

- Good day, doctor.

- Good day.

Where are you? Where are you?

[Knock]

Hi, you scared me.

What are you doing here, doctor?

We have an appointment.

At.. umm.. here.

Oh, yeah, the house call.

I completely forgot.

No, it's okay.

Wanna a fig?

No, you should probably wash those.

So, let's just clear the air, okay?

I'm not anyone's patient, all right?

Okay.

Cream and sugar for you.

You are very attractive.

Thank you.

Eric, you feel fine now,

ecstatic, even, it's common.

But.. when we go through

shocks to the system...

there is often a repression

of negative feelings.

Later on, these feelings will creep up

on you. There will be a balance due.

Do you paint?

No.

I always wanted to paint.

But I never dared.

What kind of things would you paint?

(Chuckling)

God you just can't help yourself,

can you, doctor?

Okay.

I did promise.

What do you do for work?

I'm a VP at Hein Dragg,

it's a brokerage firm.

But I'm not going back to that.

I've spent most of my life,

living the wrong way.

See my control towel, over here?

Printer, fax, high-speed Internet,

computers, e-mail, telephone, cell phone...

multimessengers, it's horse-sh*t.

Design to keep people away

from each other.

Did you feel that way before..

before the accident?

No, I was too busy working my ass off,

afraid of the rain.

So, you're re-evaluating your priorities.

Well put.

Eric, it's really important that we mean

to revisit your experience.

Okay.

What's the first thing that comes

to your mind about the accident?

The wind in my face.

Okay, what do you remember after that?

Walking the beach,

next to a rather large bonfire.

Can you remember anything else

between these two events?

One of the other passengers says that

he remembers bright light...

or a loud noise, perhaps...

but something during the mid-flight.

It's okay to cry.

I'm not gonna cry.

Uhmm..

What else?

Are you sleeping?

Of course.

Any dreams?

I don't remember.

Stick around, I will awake you

when I'm having one.

No thanks.

Why not?

I don't know.

It's frowned upon in

my professional community.

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