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The Layover (2017)

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Two friends on a road trip compete for the affections of a handsome man when their flight is redirected due to a hurricane.


William H. Macy


David Hornsby (screenplay), Lance Krall (screenplay)
2,302 ( 499)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Upton ... Meg
Alexandra Daddario ... Kate
Matt Barr ... Ryan
Matt Jones ... Craig
Kal Penn ... Anuj
Michael Benyaer ... Shahar
Emy Aneke ... Cab Driver
Joe Nunez ... Flight Attendant
Alvin Sanders ... Balloon Pilot
Rob Corddry ... Principal Moss
Molly Shannon ... Nancy
Angela Moore ... Female Cop
John Cassini ... Chuck
Jennifer Cheon ... Genevieve
John Destry John Destry ... Sketchy Drifter


After countless lonely nights over a bottle of wine and "The Bachelor", the Seattle longtime friends, Kate, a high school English teacher, and Meg, an ambitious cosmetics saleswoman, are beginning to realise that they are going through a rough patch. To take a break, the pair will soon find themselves on an impromptu flight to Fort Lauderdale, seated next to the handsome blonde Ryan who is on his way to a friend's wedding. All of a sudden, the two best friends will get sucked into a destructive spiral of relentless competition and cut-throat one-upmanship with Ryan as the prize, especially when a Category 4 hurricane reroutes their flight to a St. Louis layover. They say all is fair in love and war; however, is Ryan worthy of Meg and Kate's years of friendship? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The flight is off. The fight is on.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, sexual content and some drug material. | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Escala: Amizade Em Segundo Lugar See more »

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Did You Know?


Hotel shots were filmed at Sheraton Vancouver Airport in May 2015. See more »


Ryan's character is stated to be a firefighter, but it is a fairly well known fact that the majority of fire departments do not allow firefighters to have beards (as Ryan does in the film). See more »


Meg: You buy socks and I suck...
Kate: Okay! Okay. I got it. I got it.
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Features The Bachelor Canada (2012) See more »


F**kin Perfect
Written by Pink (as Alecia Moore), Shellback (as Johan Schuster) and Max Martin
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc., Pink Inside Music and MXM
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing
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too hot problem
24 February 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Meg (Kate Upton) and Kate (Alexandra Daddario) are best friends since childhood. The two Seattle roommates are struggling and Meg decides on a girls trip to Fort Lauderdale. They have hunky Ryan (Matt Barr) sitting in between them and a competition ensues. The plane is diverted to St. Louis due to a hurricane. They stay at a hotel with fellow passengers. The threesome join passenger Craig (Matt Jones) on a drive to the Fort.

William H. Macy tries his hand at directing. It's questionable how two of the hottest women on the planet would fight over the same guy. Sure he's hunky but these girls could snap their fingers and get any guy they want. As for their acting talents, Kate Upton functions well for an SI Swimsuit model. Daddario actually has some comedic skills although that's not her natural talents. It's also weird to have her as a less-hot side kick. That standard role has a pantheon of great actresses. I don't think she is build to play one. While this has some slapstick fun, it can never overcome the hot-girl-struggles problem. Daddario is too hot to be the dumpy best friend. Although I love Daddario, her role needs to be given to a real comedian. The script is nothing to write home about. I do sympathize with the girls trying their best.

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