Hey folks! This week I look at the recent 2012 drama "Flight" starring Denzel Washington in the leading role as Whip Whitaker, a morally ambiguous pilot who saves a plane full of passengers during a dangerous accident. Only after is the heroic Whitaker questioned about his capabilities during the flight when the cause of the crash is explored. We as the audience know he is an alcoholic and drug user, but Whitaker is able to lie his way out of responsibility and the film follows the insinuating emotional turmoil of our protagonist as he comes to grips with his life and choices.
Flight is a powerful movie. Denzel brings it (as he always does) so that you are rooting for him one second and frustrated with him the next. A brilliantly diverse supporting cast surrounds Denzel but the movie is all about his character's emotional journey throughout the course of the plot. It is a strong dramatic story we go through, learning new details about Whitaker and about the impact of the crash on people's lives, upping the stakes of Whitaker's lies. He can only smooth talk his way out any responsibility for so long. The ending is one I enjoyed quite a bit; the emotional catharsis is what all movies should strive for.
I recommend Flight for anyone looking for a strong dramatic night in with Netflix. It was a strong award season contender when it came out and rightfully so. If you haven't seen it yet, add it to your queue today!
Hope you enjoy and see you next week for another awesome streaming recommendation!