Movie Review : ' Flight ' Essay

1003 Words Nov 16th, 2016 5 Pages
The movie flight does not only show the horrific effects of a plane crash but a mans long struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. Although the plane crashed because of mechanical errors, while on the flight the Captain was drinking vodka and been snorting cocaine the morning of. Through out the movie the captain battles cocaine abuse, family issues, and the harsh reality of the cycle of addiction. At the beginning of the movie for a brief moment it looks at how drug use affects family life. Captain Whitaker gets a call from his ex wife regarding their son and in which he completely disregards them. Trying to get the conversation done as quickly as possible because he has a line of cocaine waiting to be snorted. For a drug user, the drugs quickly take over someones life and it can affect family life to such a large extent from lying to leaving them in the dust for the drugs and the decisions you make while using the drugs. “For many addicts, the first thing they think about when they wake up isn’t the welfare of their children or how their spouse or aging parents are doing. Its whether or not they have the drugs they need for the day.” The lying comes in when users need money and instead of paying rent or buying food, they are using the family income to purchase drugs creating a toll on everyone and losing everyones trust. Also the lies about how much they are using and when confronted creating arguments trying to remove the attention from their selves.…

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