As we all know, Robert Zemeckis's Flight is about the disease of alcoholism. I responded well to this 11.2.12 release, in part, because I had become a sober person roughly nine months earlier -- on 3.20.12. And yet the film contains a certain drunk-driving paradox. Because Denzel Washington's "Cpt. Whip Whitaker" saves his commercial plane from crashing by flying upside down. We're led to understand that if Whip had been 100% sober he might not have rolled the plane over and saved the day.