'Flight' no fright for Budweiser
The Kansas City Star
The Budweiser people made a big stink a few weeks ago after the opening of the hit Denzel Washington film, “Flight.”
But the movie actually is an equal opportunity offender for an array of beers and name-brand hard liquors. Anyone seeing the film about the heroic efforts of a drunk and stoned airline pilot probably wouldn’t want to touch a drop of alcohol for weeks afterward.
Washington’s character after crashing the commercial airliner and walking away along with more than 90 of the other passengers and crew he saved is committed to going clean. But then demon run, whiskey, gin, vodka, beer and other alcoholic beverages pull him back.
He tries to go straight toward the end but falters once more in his struggle to face his personal demons. The outcome of the film will have viewers examining their own drinking habits, which is good.
But Budweiser officials shouldn’t get their undies in a bunch over “Flight.” The movie won’t ground beer sales at all especially with the holidays and so much football coming up.