Weekend Movie: “Flight” plus Walter Sobchak from “The Big Lebowski”
Lead Cast: Denzel Washington (yes, not known for comedy but wait), John Goodman (will blow your mind, literally) and other good actors/actress.
Plot: After a miraculous plane crash, a pilot struggles to admit to toxicity reports that confirm he had alcohol in his blood when flying. I did that plot synopsis from the top of my head… I’m wondering how accurate that is to IMDb.com… let me see…
IMDb.com Plot: is “An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling.”
Okay, mine was a little more specific but I’ll take that as a good plot.
Tits. Weed. Booze. All three are in the opening scenes of the movie Flight. Did I get your attention?
The reason I recommend seeing this movie is directly tied to the fact that John Goodman drops a few hilariously heavy and timely appearances in the movie Flight. These are A+, funny ass series of scenes that make the movie worth seeing.
The soundtrack alone must have cost the studios a ridiculous amount. Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones all must have had one heavy price tag for their songs to play in this movie. It was definitely worth it as the blaring music makes the moments awesome when John Goodman’s character Harling May enters the scenes.
The movie shares the insights, downfalls and struggles of addiction yet there are some really funny uplifting moments, specifically provided by the drug dealer Harling May. It’s a good weekend movie that will hold your attention throughout and make you laugh really hard. You won’t laugh a ton, yet the moments you do will be hard and intense. This is not a funny movie yet there are some hilarious moments that will definitively stick with you after you watch it.
See behind the scenes interview with John Goodman about his character choices as well as his connection with acting.
And one more crazy shot is the crashing of the actual plane is a crazy sequence and this is only one crazy segment of the horrifying ride. It’s thoughts that go through everyone’s minds when flying, what if. Damn.