Substance abuse can be devastating to both the abuser and the loved ones that surround the individual. Often, the issue of substance abuse is totally misunderstood by everyone involved. This article is going to be what I call 'short and sweet' and will focus on a current movie that depicts the complexity of this issue.
The movie 'Flight' stars Denzel Washington as an airplane pilot. Denzel has been plagued with severe alcoholism for years. Unfortunately, he uses alcohol both before he pilots a plane and during the flight itself.
He is an excellent pilot and manages to guide the plane safely through severe weather. Minutes later, the plane has a mechanical malfunction. Due to the emergency procedures that he is forced to implement, including dumping the fuel supply, he is unable to reach the nearest airport. Therefore, he is forced to land the plane in an open field.
Amazingly, the number of lives lost during the crash landing is minimal. Most passengers and personnel on the plane do survive. The initial actions by a legal attorney and others involved depict a cleverly planned 'coverup.' Just when you think that Denzel will suffer no consequences, he totally surprises movie watchers with the action that he takes.
Flight does an amazing job of depicting several scenarios involved in the issue of substance abuse - the circumstances that can contribute to the initial decision to abuse a substance, the lengths that someone will go to obtain the substance, and the deceit that is involved in the entire process. If you don't understand the actions of somehow who abuses substances, you should understand the entire issue more clearly after viewing this picture.
The movie is rated 'R' and has both inappropriate language and sexual content. Minors should not be allowed to view the movie without the consent of their parents or guardians.
Listed below are different options that can be utilized to view the movie:
*** Flight is currently showing at the Lexington Green Theater located at 200 Lexington Green Circle - phone number 859-271-2147. The cost of admission is $1.00, a true bargain.
*** Flight can be rented at local Red Box DVD dispensers for $1.27. A credit or debit card is required in order to rent the movie.
*** Flight can be rented for $2.50 at Premiere Home Video Store. There are two Lexington locations - 722 Euclid Avenue and 4750 Hartland Parkway.
If you can tolerate physical violence, inappropriate language, and inappropriate sexual content, please watch this movie. It should help if you are struggling with substance abuse. If you know someone who is struggling with this issue, it might assist you in efforts to literally save that person's life.
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