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Film Review: Flight

I saw Flight starring Denzel Washington and Kelly Reilly recently and I posted my full Film Review: Flight in my other blog, In The Mood For Movies, where I post my general movie reviews (of the movies I've seen in theaters).

Updated 1/2/13: Read this interesting article of Kelly Reilly on Her Journey Since 'Flight,' Awards Season and Staying 'Slightly Oblivious' (Q&A) via THR.

Here's part of my review where I mentioned Kelly Reilly as Nicole with Denzel Washington's Whip Whitaker in Flight...

Flight (2012)
starring Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman,
Don Cheadle, Melissa Leo
Watch the trailer below...
(source: Paramount)
In this action-packed mystery thriller, Academy Award® winner, Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot, who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on that plane?
I saw Flight last month and was pleasantly surprised of how great this film really was. At first, I thought it was just another typical film about a pilot involved in a plane crash, but there was an interesting story along with it. It is not just a movie about a plane crash even though the film is built on the foundation of that. The movie focuses more on the life of the pilot (Denzel Washington) and his struggles to overcome his serious addiction. It doesn't hurt that Denzel Washington was the lead starring in this film...

Kelly Reilly
as Nicole, a photographer/heroin drug addict/alcoholic (fortunately,  her overdose/near death experience had changed her as she sobered up, attended AA meetings for alcohol, and redeemed herself) was great here too. She went from playing the bitchy and sarcastic Caroline Bingley in Pride & Prejudice (with Keira Knightley) to Mary Watson (nee Morstan) in Sherlock Holmes 1 & 2 (with Jude Law as her husband, Dr. Watson), and this completely different role in this film as a reform drug addict/alcoholic woman named Nicole. She did a great job in her role here. She had a few great scenes with Denzel's Whip character, where they had a brief romantic relationship, and another scene in the hospital, where they first met and had encountered a cancer patient (who was interesting and witty). They had an interesting conversation in the stairwell where they, smokers, converge. Very nice scene! Read my full Film Review: Flight here!



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