An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
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Whip Whitaker is a commuter airline pilot. While on a flight from Orlando to Atlanta something goes wrong and the plane starts to fly erratically. With little choice Whip crashes the plane and saves almost all on board. When he wakes up in the hospital, his friend from the airline union introduces him to a lawyer who tells him there's a chance he could face criminal charges because his blood test reveals that he is intoxicated with alcohol and cocaine. He denies being impaired, so while an investigation is underway, he is told to keep his act together. However, letting go of his addiction is not as easy as it seems... Written by
The script was first optioned by Denzel Washington's then agent Ed Limato who'd been kicking it around Hollywood for several months until Denzel showed interest. However, in order to get the film made with the studio's modest take-it-or-leave-it $28m budget, Washington and director Robert Zemeckis accepted a reported tenth of their usual salaries. See more »
When Whip wakes in the hospital, he is told that he is in a hospital in south Atlanta. Later, he looks out the window at the Concourse Buildings (The "King" and "Queen"), which are north of Atlanta. See more »
Nobody could've landed that plane like I did.
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An excellent emotional ride with an excellent performance by Denzel Washington.
I was really looking forward to seeing Flight ever since I first heard about it back in the beginning of this year. Denzel Washington is one of the greatest actors in Hollywood, and he's great in every movie I've seen, although a few weren't all that great, he still does a good job. Robert Zemeckis made three of the greatest movies of all-time: Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, and Cast Away. I expected Flight to be one of those movies.
Boy, was this an excellent movie or what? The movie follows Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington), an airline pilot, who survived a horrible plane crash. Not only that, however, most of the passengers on the flight also survived. Whitaker is called a "hero". When people come to investigate, they come to the conclusion that there was something that Whitaker had done during the incident.
Denzel Washington was SO good as the pilot who tries to tell the truth about what happened during the incident. It does seem like he has a chance to win or at least, be nominated for the Best Actor Oscar because there are barely any words to describe on how magnificent his performance was. His performance is easy to relate to.
The supporting cast also did terrific. John Goodman was hilarious as Whitaker's friend. Don Cheadle (as the attorney) and Bruce Greenwood (as a former pilot) were excellent playing the people who talk to Whitaker about what happened to him during the plane incident.
The story to Flight is emotionally gripping and well-written. I really liked the dialog in this. I really liked how the movie handled the use of drugs and alcohol. Like Denzel's performance, the story can be relatable, as well.
It's good to see a great filmmaker like Robert Zemeckis to be back in the director's chair making a new live-action movie for once.
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