Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Friday, November 02, 2012

Flight - Movie Review

I haven’t been to the movies in quite a long time, and now I’ve been two weeks in a row. Funny.

I went to see the movie “Flight” with Denzel Washington. I must say that I’ve never seen a movie with Denzel that I haven’t liked.

When the movie opened, the scene is a naked chic. I’m thinking “oh boy, this is gonna be a long movie” and I’m not a prude. I wouldn’t walk out of a movie based on offensiveness, but I also don’t choose to go to movies like “Magic Mike”. But sex is part of life. The rest of the movie was not like that. But consider yourself warned.

I must say I really enjoyed the movie, though I went with a stomach ache and there were some stressful parts of the movie, I thought I might hurl right there in MJR. Don’t worry, all the backs of the seats were safe. No pukes.

There were a few things that were not exactly factual, but looked good for the movie. There is are a couple scenes that aren’t really like they are in real life… but I understand real life would not have made for a great scene.

The movie deals with a lot of issues, one being drug abuse and alcoholism. Those issues are always interesting to me, do you know I love to learn about lots of stuff? Get to the heart of an issue… and you get to the heart.

I know that a lot of Christians may be offended by the language, the content, and some of the issues in this movie. I will warn you that if you are someone who guards your home and doesn’t deal with outside influences, this is not the best movie for you to go see. I don’t happen to be one of those people. I can hear you now… I’m just saying, life is real and raw and for me (FOR ME – you make the choices for you) I want to know what’s out there and how to give grace in those situations. I want to know how to deal with a situation, not close myself off to it.

I think that we are in the world but not OF the world. I believe that for me (again, this is ME) in order to love someone through a mess, I better know how to clean up a mess, and know how to love them. While I know that I better guard my heart, I need to know how to deal.

I loved the movie. I really did. On so many levels. I found myself praying during the movie in parts dealing with addicts. I’m such a nerd but knowing and loving addicts made me think of them and giving them grace was just part of my prayer.

I’d go see it again.

Luke 5:31 Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick


Amrita said...

Thank you for visiting my blog Margie and commenting.

It is so encouraging to know we are being prayed for

Pat said...

Thanks for the's always good to hear from someone who saw the movie. I'd probably go see it too.