Flight

Director:Robert Zemeckis

Flight Director:Robert Zemeckis Starring:Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez, Don Cheadle This absorbing human drama stars the handsome and charming Captain ‘Whip’

Starring:Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez, Don Cheadle

This absorbing human drama stars the handsome and charming Captain ‘Whip’ Whitaker (Denzel Washington) who is both an experienced airline pilot and a functioning alcoholic. After a bender, he wakes up to a line of cocaine, a sip of stale beer and embarks on a routine flight from Florida to Atlanta. Whip’s passenger jet hits a storm and starts to tumble out of the sky. In a spectacular action sequence Whip wrestles the aircraft to an emergency landing, saving all but six souls on board.

Whip’s crash-landing makes him a national hero until his blood results prove he was under the influence. Should he still be regarded as a hero or should he lose his licence and face a long jail sentence? It’s a meaty character role and Washington plays it brilliantly! Good to watch, preferably not in-flight.