When several flight passengers suddenly suffer gruesome, unexplained deaths, a young doctor on board begins to suspect that the shadowy, terrifying force behind her own worst childhood nightmare may be back for blood.
What We Thought:
Row 19 feels like an episode of The Twilight Zone or a take on Stephen King’s The Langoliers. It opens with a plane crash with one survivor, a young girl. Years later she’s now a grown woman with a young daughter of her own. Bad weather makes flights out difficult and a plane takes off with only a handful of passengers.
After seeing the crash and then her getting on a plane years later you expect something to happen. Whether it’s another crash like Final Destination or some sort of supernatural thing you expect the flight to go sideways. It does, but I don’t know if I 100% like the way it does. I won’t spoil it, but it’s not quite what I expected.
That being said I like that it has limited characters. Each character serves a purpose and is there for a reason. If it was cluttered with an entire flight the explanation definitely wouldn’t have worked. It has a short runtime so it jumps right into the story, who the main character is and wraps up everything pretty quickly even if I didn’t love that explanation.
Row 19 is a movie most people will never hear of or see. It’s a foreign film with actors we aren’t familiar with here in the States. I thought the lead actress was solid as was the young actress who played her daughter. If you go in with low expectations you might like it. Overall it’s not bad, but I can’t see myself watching it again.