Title: Flightplan
Release year: 2005
Country: United States
Director: Robert Schwentke
Stars: Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sean Bean
Rating: 4/5

A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet, the child vanishes, and nobody will admit she was ever on the plane.

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Disappeared at 30,000 Feet: A Review of Flightplan (2005)


Flightplan is a gripping 2005 thriller that will leave you white-knuckled throughout the journey. Jodie Foster delivers a powerful performance as Kyle Pratt, a grieving architect escorting her young daughter Julia (played by Marlene Lawston) and her deceased husband back to the U.S. on a transatlantic flight. When Kyle awakens from a nap to discover Julia missing, panic sets in as the flight crew insists the child was never on board.

The claustrophobic atmosphere of the airplane intensifies the desperation of Kyle’s search. Director Robert Schwentke masterfully builds suspense, keeping you guessing about the truth behind Julia’s disappearance. As Kyle delves deeper, she uncovers a web of secrets and encounters a cast of characters with suspicious motives, including a supportive air marshal (Sean Bean) and a company representative (Peter Sarsgaard) with a hidden agenda.

While the plot takes some liberties with plausibility, Foster’s captivating portrayal of a determined mother fiercely determined to find her daughter grounds the film. The twists and turns keep you on the edge of your seat, and the resolution, though perhaps a touch melodramatic, delivers a satisfying conclusion.

Flightplan isn’t perfect, but it’s a thrilling ride with a strong central performance. If you’re looking for a suspenseful mystery with a touch of emotional depth, this is a film worth checking out.

**Score: 4 out of 5**

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