Director Robert Zemeckis’ “Flight” embeds a complex character study in the tragic story of a serious airplane accident. This multifaceted approach makes it not only a rich film but also an important one because SouthJet Air pilot Captain Whip Whitaker is an alcoholic, meaning he’s in denial, lying to everyone, including himself.
Amidst the many father-son conflict and reconciliation films, Being Flynn stands out with its multidimensional physical and psychological layers. They include the struggles of Nick Flynn, the 20 something son of absent, alcoholic father Jonathan Flynn. Nick's floundering, trying to establish a life at just the moment that his father reenters it, at first purposely and then accidentally.