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Flight

Released

Nov 02, 2012

Latest Home Video

Feb 04, 2013

MPAA Rating

R

Director

Robert Zemeckis

Cast

Denzel Washington
John Goodman
Don Cheadle
Kelly Reilly

Studio

2012 Paramount Pictures

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Synopsis

A pilot (Denzel Washington) becomes an overnight hero when he miraculously lands an ailing airplane and saves the lives of everyone onboard. But fame turns on him just as fast when the accident's investigation uncovers some unexpected information.

Content Details

Why Is Flight Rated R?

Flight is rated R for drug and alcohol abuse, language, sexuality/nudity and an intense action sequence.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Flight...

Violence: A plane crash is shown in somewhat explicit detail, including a flight attendant who getting her foot caught in an overhead bin, hits her head, loses consciousness and is tossed around the cabin. Later people, both dead and alive, are seen with bloody injuries. Earlier a plane flies through intense turbulence causing a passenger to vomit and others to become very concerned. A woman’s landlord makes sexual suggestions toward her after he enters her apartment looking for overdue rent. Later her landlord threatens her with a baseball bat until aanother man appears and punches the landlord. Injured patients are seen in a hospital setting. Frequent verbal altercations occur.

Sexual Content: An unmarried man and woman are seen waking up in bed together, the woman gets up and while completely naked wanders about the room until eventually getting dressed. A man’s buttocks are exposed in his hospital gown. Men are seen naked from the rear during a scene that appears to be on the movie set of a pornography production. An unmarried couple live together. A man is provided with a stack of pornographic magazines from a friend and a comment alluding to masturbation is made.

Language: Dozens of sexual expletives, scatological terms, crude anatomical terms, religious expletives and derogatory names are heard throughout the film.

Alcohol/Drug Use: Alcohol use is depicted throughout the film, mainly by a character that denies he is an alcoholic. This same character and two other others are seen snorting cocaine. A woman prepares a needle and injects heroin. Addiction recovery meetings are shown, and one character begins the recovery process. Another character eventually admits to being an alcoholic. A secondary character with cancer gathers with others to smokes tobacco in a hospital stairwell; when a person provides him with a full pack of cigarettes he says he will pass them out in the cancer ward. Cigarette smoking is depicted in other scenes. While negative consequences for substance abuse are included, some scenes are shown in a somewhat comedic light, and other scenes may unintentionally encourage abuse.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Flight.

Other movies depicting terrifying air travel rides include Flightplan (where a mother loses her daughter onboard the aircraft) and Flight of the Phoenix (when a crash in the dessert necessitates teamwork to rebuild the plane).

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Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
14A Coarse Language, Drug Use.
AB 18A Substance Abuse.
MB 18A Coarse Language, Substance/Alcohol Abuse.
ON 18A Coarse Language, Nudity, Substance Abuse.
QC 13+
NB
NS
NL
PE
14A

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Details on home video releases of Flight...

Home Video Notes: Flight

Release Date: 5 February 2013

Flight release to home video in either Blu-ray or DVD.

Flight on Blu-ray includes:

- Feature film in high definition

- Origins of Flight

- The Making of Flight

- Anatomy of a Plane Crash

- Q&A Highlights

Flighton DVD offers:

- Feature film in standard definition

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godcares says: Nov. 03, 2012

Please don’t take any of your children no matter what age. This is rated R, which should be a sign anyway. According to reviews, there is a spiritual???? message.  Complete nudity of a female is the first scene of the film.(not just a glimpse….she actually walks across the room straight to the camera full view, and continues to walk in the room naked) F-bombs were all throughout the movie.  I left after about 20 minutes and I am ashamed I stayed that long.  When I got home, I pulled up the reviews and the spiritual message appears to happen in the 2nd half.  At what point in our society do we feel our movies have to be so lifelike to give a good message.  I just wasted $25.  By the way, I didn’t have any children with me, because they are all grown.  I would like to think they would leave the theater too.

lovingmama says: Nov. 25, 2012

I agree with “godcares” statement regarding not bringing any kids to see this movie. When I saw it in the theater there were 2 boys sitting in front of me that never should have seen the inappropriate content of this movie. I was disgusted by the objectification of a women in the first few minutes of the movie. It almost ruined the whole movie for me but overall it was a good movie for some adults. The main character is cocaine User and alcoholic which is seen frequently throughout.

momof2teens says: Feb. 15, 2013

I feel this movie should be NC-17. The scene of the full frontal and side silouette female nudity lasted at least 5 minutes! Even as an adult there were so many scenes I had to fast forward so that I didnt throw up!  The shooting up, the cocaine snorting, just seeing the results of these peoples’ addictions is soooo sad, heartbreaking, and gut wrenching. I agree it felt like one message could be that you could get out of your drunken stupor with the help of the right “candyman”. But in the end there was a good message, finally! 2 actors in the film are Christians and I can see why they wanted to be in this movie to send a message to addicts to get the help they need. If youre a Denzel fan (or not) I also recommend his “Book of Eli” movie.

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