Soul Plane

2006-03-30 12:34

Why just fly when you can soar with soul? Take a ride on the Soul Plane.

After a humiliating and horrific experience on a commercial flight, Nashawn Wade (Kevin Hart) sues and is awarded a $100 million settlement. Determined to make good with his newfound wealth he decides to create the airline of his dreams. With the help of his cousin Muggsy (Method Man), Nashawn creates NWA Airlines, the first full-service carrier designed to cater to the urban traveller.

A one-of-a-kind airliner, NWA's metallic purple and chrome-coloured plane comes complete with a hot onboard dance club, live DJs and funky music, its own sassy security crew, sexy flight attendants, and a first class section where the Champagne flows like the flight path - non-stop.

Departing on its maiden voyage out of Los Angeles, NWA flight O-69 leaves the ground en route to New York City with a full passenger roster and Captain Mack (Snoop Dogg) behind the controls in the tricked-out cockpit. The passengers include Nashawn's furious ex-girlfriend, Giselle, as well as Elvis Hunkee (Tom Arnold), his girlfriend, and his two kids.

As the onboard party gets more outrageous, the customers get wilder, and chaos reigns throughout the aircraft, Nashawn is forced to land the plane himself and save his airline. With the help of Muggsy and his crew, Nashawn brings the plane down in a climax that gives "flying the friendly skies" a whole new meaning.

What the critics are saying:

"So broad and relentlessly raunchy that it makes a spoof like "Airplane" seem as demure as a vintage drawing-room comedy."
- Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"Soul Plane begins as a high-spirited romp before running out of gas and ideas about halfway up the tarmac."
- Brian Lowry, Variety

"A better- than-average comedy that is raunchy and tasteless but ultimately funny from beginning to end."
- Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle

Ghetto fabulous culture meets "Airplane" in this florid and uneven comedy about an airline run by gansta rappers.

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