Movie Review – Departures (2018)

Departures (a.k.a. Then Came You), 2018.

Directed by Peter Hutchings.

Starring Asa Butterfield, Maisie Williams, Nina Dobrev, Ken Jeong, David Koechner, Tyler Hoechlin, Tituss Burgess, Margot Bingham, Peyton List, Sonya Walger, Colin Moss and Briana Venskus.


A hypochondriac working as an airport baggage handler is forced to confront his fears when a British teenager with a terminal illness enlists him to help her carry out her eccentric bucket list.

Grounding a film in the aviation industry can be a cute – if dangerous – concept. It will always invite comparison to popular films in the same niche, such as The Terminal, Up in the Air, Flightplan and even parts of Catch Me If You Can (an underrated Spielberg classic). Having a film tackle teenage cancer will also summon comparison with other films in what has been a particularly trendy category since The Fault in Our Stars. Departures is walking a

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