Why just fly when you can soar with soul? After a humiliating experience on an airplane, Nashawn Wade sues the airline and is awarded a huge settlement. Determined to make good with the money, he creates the full service airline of his dreams--complete with sexy stewardesses, funky music and a hot onboard dance club. Departing from the all new Terminal X in Los Angeles, this voyage gives "Fly" a whole new meaning, taking its passengers on its comical maiden voyage.
You've never seen (and hopefully never boarded) an aircraft operated like the wobbly purple plane, which bounces like a rubber toy on the way to takeoff in "Soul Plane." The hectic farce, which pushes every envelope, is so broad and relentlessly raunchy it makes a spoof like "Airplane" seem as demure as a vintage drawing-room comedy. The movie depicts the raucous cross-country journey of flight No. 069 on NWA Airlines, which bills itself as the first full-service airline catering to the "urban traveler." Not everyone will be amused by the movie, which is one long dirty (and occasionally very funny) joke. Stephen Holden
2004-05-28 | Stephen Holden | Read the New York Times Review of Soul Plane