Flight 2012: A Denzel Washington film

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The movie has got everything in it, romance, excitement, action, nudity, pensiveness, relationships and more.  If you are in a mood to feel philosophical and want to reflect upon life,  go see it. It is indeed a great
movie!  It’s got five key points that
captured my imagination; Fighting Alcoholism, relationships, drug addiction, telling the
truth, and sticking to the greater truth. 

There is nothing greater than the truth; indeed, it is the truth
that keeps the society bonded together.  I have always believed in law of Karma,
meaning you cannot get away without telling the truth.  Truth ultimately triumphs, as Mahatma Gandhi had said. This movie
reaffirms that truth is the reality, and truth is a dominant force of the
society, people do get away with smaller lies, but everyone has to struggle
with the truth, it defines a person.  
I have always wondered about the salvation and its three
forks; repentance, forgiveness and self-punishment and I see the self
punishment part as a way out to be free. Indeed, that is the last dialogue of
the film.
It is great movie to wander about in the world of
imagination. There is a senseless conversation in the stair well of the hospital
between a cancer patient, a drug addict and Alcoholic, the senseless
conversation makes sense, if you have been around people affected by the three. 
Denzel’s girl friend is a drug addict with needles and all…
and she asks the alcoholic to go to AA and takes him to one of the AA meetings and wants him to give up alcohol. 
It’s like the kettle calling the pot black. The romance between the two is
beautifully expressed in little caring and nurturing and feeling guilt.
One of my closest buddies died of alcoholism, I saw so much
of him in the character played by Denzel Washington, the denial, the running
away from it and all… I am always amazed the acting talent and the ability of
the directors to project how one feels or reacts. A good movie is where one
flows with it.  My friend Jameel has been on my
mind since I saw the movie, he was my closest friend. He did not tell me the truth,
and I knew he did not, but I let him and gave him money, knowing he will sink
it all in alcohol. I have never been able to answer that question to myself. 
Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_%282012_film%29 “Flight is a 2012 American drama film directed and co-produced by Robert
Zemeckis and featuring an ensemble cast including Denzel Washington, Don
Cheadle, Melissa Leo, Bruce Greenwood, Kelly Reilly, and John Goodman.” Great acting!

Mike Ghouse is a speaker, thinker and a writer on pluralism, politics, peace making, foreign
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