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Up in the Air
The story of a man ready to make a connection.
George Clooney plays the dry cynical character of Ryan Bingham, an executive who specializes in "downsizing". Ryan lives out of his suitcase, traveling the country for the sole purpose terminating unwanted employees day after day. Just as Ryan is about to reach his life-long goal of the ten million mile frequent flyer mark some major changes come his way. Changes that threaten to crack the cold heartless exterior that is Ryan Bingham.
A series of puns about Up In The Air
-It's just plane good.
-Jason is the Reitman for the job.
-Fired on all cylinders
-I haven't got a Clooney
It's a good movie.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Review In A Nutshell:
Things were rough for our family during the last two years, as there was a long stretch during that period where my father was out of the job and was struggling to find another. This placed my family in a difficult financial position, where our lifestyle took a hit and the very few luxuries we had started to fade. The thing that hit me the most during that stretch of my life was not that I couldn't get the materialistic objects that I want or that I don't get any extra money when attending university; it was seeing my dad,…
My love for this film was instantaneous and I for the life of me can't put my finger on why that is. All things considered it isn't an exceptional plot, but something about the themes in this film and Clooney's wonderful performance resonated with me.
This is the type of role I love seeing Clooney in. Charming as hell and quick witted. His gradual self awareness and subsequent change is both touching as it is bitter sweet. Clooney brings that across superbly. The fact that the chemistry between him and Vera Farmiga is almost palpable doesn't hurt either.
I really like Jason Reitman's cinematic prose. The way he tells this story here is very enjoyable. He gets very natural performances…
Part entertaining crowd-pleaser, part depressing character study, Up in the Air is one of my favorite films from recent years. Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) is a guy who has made it the top of his field flying around the country firing people in place of cowardly employers. He isn't just a heartless ass hole, though. He wants to let people go with dignity in their darkest hour and does his best to understand each person he's about to fire and tailor his method to their individual needs.
His entire life revolves around disconnection and loneliness, but he doesn't realize that until a young up-and-comer Natalie (Anna Kendrick) becomes his protégé after proposing a way to modernize his business. He also…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Clooney:" Make no mistake, we all die alone. Now, those cult members in San Diego with the Kool-Aid and the sneakers, they didn't die alone. I'm just saying there are options."
[Anna Kendrick is on the verge of tears]
Clooney:" Oh fuck."
Kendrick (Half-sobbing): "Brian left me."
An absorbing and delightful film that I must revisit once in awhile. Up in the Air is adorable, cute, charming, and every other word listed in thesaurus dot com. I would say that it is the ultimate feel-good movie if 500 Days of Summer didn't exist. This little hidden gem in the rom-com genre is proof that a film riddled with cliches can still be decent. No scratch that, what am I thinking?…
Ryan is a character which I've tried to tear apart through my rewatch of Reitman's film. His detachment from human connection is exasperated through his occupation as a traveling firing man...going workplace to workplace dismissing employers when their employees are too scared to do so (is there even a name for the job?). This job, if anything, gives him a good excuse for his self-isolation; he never feels comfortable at home, and he wants to keep occupied by moving around. His family relations are strained, he doesn't have a relationship (let alone a stable one), and he takes joy in his personal living style. On the side, he gives inspirational lectures, the metaphorical "What's in your Backpack?" - insisting that…
It's a little dated to the recession era, but overall it's still a pretty good narrative and one of Clooney's better performances.
Been years since I watched this film. I first saw this in the festival circuit at SLIFF (St. Louis International Film Festival) I was floored by the timeliness of this film. The country was in a recession and this film hit so close for so many people. It's one of those films were the technology was just on the brink so there are outdated things in it but it is still a very lovely film. Holds up well in story and theme.
Also first film I remember specifically staying for the whole credits. There's the artist that comes up saying thanks Jason for letting me submit my song...I remember thinking how nice of a touch that was.
This would have been a great late '80s Bill Murray movie.
Originally published in 2010
Even with only two feature length titles attached to his name, Jason Reitman being attached to a picture is generally enough to get me interested. 'Thank You For Smoking" was a quality indie flick and 'Juno' quickly became one of my favourite films of the year before the marketing hype took ahold of it. Having George Clooney and Jason Bateman attached to Up In The Air, I knew it was going to be a definite watch.
It's always fun to start with a negative, so here we go: Jason Bateman isn't in this movie as much as I hoped. To be fair, the hope wasn't based on anything more than an iMDB listing and his character…
my favorite part is how at the very beginning I relate a lot to George Clooney and at at the end I'm very depressed
i think i related to george clooneys character a little too much
This is some depressing shit
let me start by saying i'm a very big Anna Kendrick fan.
A++ I also love Vera Farmega.
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
I probably like romance/romcoms a bit too much for any straight male, suggest some more like these please?
Not necessarily "Romcoms" that's a generalisation but Romance movies more along the lines of these that gave off similar vibes…