Movie Review: Passengers tests the limits of Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence’s charms

Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence could very well be the ideal couple. Sure, they’re both whiter than Wonder Bread, but they’re also both gorgeous and have great bodies, with great personalities and senses of humor to match. Lawrence can act circles around Pratt, but he’s so darn affable you just don’t care. They’ve both got loads of that ineffable “it,” and their charisma is usually more than enough to carry a film. This time, though, their charm may have found its limit.

The problem arises about a third of the way through the film, after Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) wakes up from cryogenic sleep to find himself alone on the Avalon, a massive commercial space liner that’s equal parts resettlement program and pleasure cruise. An equipment malfunction has woken him up 90 years early, and he’s now doomed to live out the rest …

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