Life in Flight (2008)


Life in Flight (2008)

Will is a rising star in New York City architecture, managing a tough project and negotiating to join an important firm. He rarely smiles. His wife Catherine is on the rise as well, as the social engine of his success. They have a son, about eight. Will hits a bump when he meets Kate, a designer of smaller spaces whose work Will has seen (at his son's school). He recommends her for a project, neglects to tell her he's married, and sort of seems available. She falls hard, then meets Catherine and gets a job offer in L.A. Should Will sign with the big firm, go with Catherine on a dream vacation in the Caribbean, and wonder about Kate in L.A.? A flock of birds may hold the answer.
IMDb   5.1 /10
TheMovieDb    6.8 /10
Director Tracey Hecht
Writer Tracey Hecht
Release Date2010-11-29
Runtime1h 18min
GenreComedy, Drama, Romance
Content RatingTV-MA (TV-MA)
CompanyFabled Films, Plum Pictures
Catherineas Catherine
Peteas Pete
Kateas Kate
Joshas Josh
Pamelaas Pamela
Troy Britton Johnson
Troy Britton Johnson
Stewartas Stewart
Kevin Rosseljong
Kevin Rosseljong
Nateas Nate
Jennifer Smolos
Jennifer Smolos
Cynthiaas Cynthia
Tim Miller
Tim Miller
City Planning Headas City Planning Head
Waitressas Waitress

Life in Flight

Life in Flight is a 2008 romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Tracey Hecht. Patrick Wilson stars as Will Sargent, an architect who begins to question the perfect life he has constructed for himself and his family when he meets urban designer Kate Voss (Lynn Collins). Amy Smart co-stars. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 27, 2008, and was later released in the United States on November 30, 2010 by IFC Films.


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Will Sargent (Wilson) is an up-and-coming New York City architect, managing an important project and in the midst of negotiations to join an important firm. Will's wife Catherine (Smart) is riding his coattails, managing their social success. Their seven-year-old son, Nate (Rosseljong) feels the effects of their success when his activities are often pushed to the sidelines in light of the important deal his father is negotiating.

Will meets Kate Voss (Collins), a small-space designer, through mutual friends. Will has seen her work at his son's school, and encourages her to drop off her portfolio for him to recommend for a job he is connected with. The two meet on several occasions at several social functions and to discuss Kate's work, all the while Will neglects to mention that he is married.

Kate calls Will's home number by mistake, and speaks with his wife who encourages her to drop off her work at their house. When Kate drops by, she is astonished to find out not only is it Will's house and not a work location, but that he is married.


  • Patrick Wilson as Will Sargent
  • Amy Smart as Catherine Sargent
  • Lynn Collins as Kate Voss
  • Frederick Weller as Kit
  • Monique Gabriela Curnen as Janey
  • Zak Orth as Josh
  • Rashida Jones as Nina
  • Janet Zarish as Pamela
  • Troy Britton Johnson as Stewart
  • Kevin Rosseljong as Nate Sargent
  • Quimby Tyler Bernstine as Cali
  • Jennifer Smolos as Cynthia
  • Tim Miller as City Planning Head
  • Alix Elias as Waitress
  • Kelly Nyks as Aidan


The film premiered as an official selection at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. It was released almost three years later in the United States, on November 30, 2010, by IFC Films.