Movie Addiction

In: Science

Submitted By rscarzone
Words 786
Pages 4
Addiction Movie Analysis
Rosario Scarzone
SCI/100
3/13/2016
Deborah Mattheus



The Addiction movie I chose to do is the movie Flight. Here is a very brief summary of the movie; Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip pulls off a miraculous crash-landing that results in only six lives lost. Shaken to the core, Whip vows to get sober -- but when the crash investigation exposes his addiction, he finds himself in an even worse situation.
There were two types of drugs addressed in this movie alcohol and drugs, cocaine to be more specific, in which the pilot was addicted to both. His addiction to alcohol came on at an early age due to the stress of his career. Then later on in life alcoholism is what lead him to cocaine, claiming it helps him focus and be alert.
These two addiction greatly affected those around him friends and families. Just about all his close friends including the ones he worked with knew about his drinking, but either didn’t think it was a big deal or didn’t speak to him about it and just ignored it. When they started doing the investigation he was worried about what anyone of them would say, so he went around to the ones who knew he was drinking the day of the crash to plead with them not to say anything and even using blackmail and guilt on one of the stewardess who was a close friend of his.
Both these addiction affected his relationships with others greatly. His wife had left him and his son wanted nothing to do with him because in his son’s eyes he was a loser who did drugs and drank all the time. As for his work he claims it helps him focus, but in reality every time he got into the cockpit he was putting his...