'Mile High Escorts' Review: Lifetime's film is adventurous and dangerous in parts but lacks suspense
'Mile High Escorts' is just the kind of film you'd like to watch with your girlfriends so gather them, get some wine, and gear up for an 87-minute ride which is adventurous and dangerous in parts.
The central plot of the film is a private airline that recruits beautiful impressionable women as flight attendants. Frequent flyers have become used to the flying comfort that the airline offers as well as an array of other services that they can avail for the cost that they shell out. Each of the attendants is also a concierge for the flyers for the entire trip. This means looking presentable off the flight as well and going on dates with their customers if they request it. Nothing is off the table when it comes to demands of the people who choose to fly with this airline and the attendants are compensated handsomely for complying and so is the airline.
The business was established by Franklin, an old man who was overcompensating for his father's lack of ambition. His father worked for an airline who gave him an award and nothing much while they laid him off. Armed with a woman named Hannah who fronted the company along with scouting recruits, they'd created a profitable business. Everything was running smoothly until an attendant goes missing after which they hire an undergrad student named Lauren and her friend Ashley, both of whom aspire to make some money so that they could pursue higher education. A couple of months into the job, Lauren finds love with one of her customers and wants out on the 'dating their customer' element. The operations of the airline prove highly profitable for the owners and the recruits however, like all businesses, this one too comes with its own set of risks. Will Lauren deboard from her position smoothly or will be caught a crash?
There are no suspense elements in the film. The villain is outed right at the beginning so there is not much to look forward to for people who are expecting an edge of the seat experience. Saxon Sharbino's portrayal of Lauren might leave the viewer sensing a lack of conviction but at the same time, Kara Royster as Ashley breathes life into all her scenes. Christina Moore as Hannah appears subdued during all her scenes and doesn't do enough justice to the power her character holds in the film.
'Mile High Escorts' premieres on Lifetime on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at 8 pm ET.