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Old 02-09-2013, 02:53 PM
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That movie - FLIGHT

One night we (boyfriend and I) watched that movie Flight. It got good reviews. I was a little uncomfortable being with him and those scenes where the guy was snorting the coke. I mean it was very visual, and he said it was a good example of how it really is. And the end of the movie. Did everyone agree with what he did in the end? I mean he was in the clear, if he lied… and then he chose not to blame the girl for the drinks and took the fall; prison, his career. I have read some online and there is a lot of controversy about what would you have done in that situation…. Of course its hard to really imagine how he was feeling emotionally given all that supposedly happened. I get where he needed to be honest with himself in order to admit his problem, but he didn’t have to come forward like he did and face those consequences…. just wondering the opinions of people here on the ending.
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I think the gist of the denouement was that he was a good
Captain,he didn't let a poor dead flight attendant take the
fall for him (even if he could have gotten away with it).And
he learned an essential core truth of life-----that even if you
"get away with" whatever it is you've done.....YOU know what
you did.You cannot unknow it, and even if you keep the
secret hermetically sealed & perfectly guarded---it will fester
and rot your soul a thousand times worse than any revelation
could ever do.
Denzel faced the music.Good character beat out the
devil of addiction....decisively, and at the moment of truth!
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i thought it was a good movie. i think when he decided to tell the truth...for the first time....he just decided to stop lying...and take responsibility, and deal with the consequences of his actions. it would have been so easy to run away, and blame that lady....i mean, she was dead and no one would ever know. i just think he was tired...just tired of lying...and being held a prisoner to all his lies...and addiction.

in the end...he said for the first time in his life he was "free."
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Bawled my eyes out at the hearing scene, because...they got his eyes right. The glassy, smashfaced eyes. Even the puffy face. The hotel scene...wow what a trigger.
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Loved the movie and the metaphors. He thought he had everything under control. He was flying high and until he crashed, literally.

When he walked out of the AA meeting, the speaker was telling his story about how he couldn't tell one more lie. Although, he walked out the seed was still planted.

He could have avoided all legal and/or professional consequences but he could not hide the truth any longer....from himself.

I wish all stories of addictions had the same happy ending, however as we know....it is simply not how it works most of the time. But I still believe when an addict is so sick and tired of being sick and tired - it is only then they will seek out help. Some will embrace it, some will not! Addiction is just that powerful, cunning, baffling and insidious.
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Loved the movie and the ending. I was glad to see he set himself "free" in the end. Imagine...being in prison, but feeling free from it all...
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