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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?…
It's a testament to the quality of the writing and acting how smartly the characters and themes are handled behind all the regular smoothness of a somewhat conventional big Hollywood production. The beats are familiar, but the way they're presented is considerably more sophisticated than your average flick being pushed by a major studio for awards season. Sure, the movie could gain from going a lot further with its darker side, yet it's possible that by doing that, it could also lose the extremely competent cast that plays a huge role in the overwhelming success of the script. Funny that a film centered around airports still has less captions indicating locations than most comic book adaptations.
George Clooney...... again hitting a home run and giving a boat load of entertainment. Witty, stylish, sexy and just...Gorgeous George. I am glad I do not have to travel that much but I do admit having a thing for points and miles myself. Not bad!
Up In The Air Movie Review: This is one of the only films I've ever sat through the entire credits just thinking about the film.
This is one of the most human films out there. It's realistic, heartbreaking, humorous, and it takes you through how life can be great at one moment, and terrible at the next. That may be why I connected to the film that much, since I've been through a lot of the ups and downs recently.
The humanity of it is only elevated by its superb acting. George Clooney's gives the performance of his career. He's got the suave that Clooney's is known for, but he doesn't just supply that. He's got real emotional depth and…
Really enjoyable movie, great screenplay, but a heartbreaking ending that left me shattered
Astonishingly good for a genre that I generally don’t find too appealing. The second third of this movie, especially, strikes precisely the right balance of playing on your expectations and satisfying the story arc.
I was just browsing Netflix when I stumbled upon Up in the Air. I hadn't heard about it before, but I decided to watch it anyway.
First of all, is that a real job? Can someone's job actually be firing people in other companies? It might be a better system for the employers, but that must suck for a) employees and b) the person who has to fire like hundred people in a month, if not more. Yikes.
While it might not be the main point of this film, Up in the Air can show how annoying it might be the employees when everything is computerized. Sure, some co-workers of Ryan Bingham may enjoy how they don't have to leave…
"He went full retard. You never go full retard." - Kirk Lazarus
Let me make a change.
"He went full Clooney. Always go full Clooney." Mason Merritt
In a night where I also watched Room, this movie handled the shittiness of life a million times better. Loved it!
Oddly enough, my first viewing of this magnificent film was just after taking my first two plane rides from Indiana to California. I had settled into a hotel room and turned on the TV and this was just starting.
After seeing the film and enjoying it, I later bought a copy of the film and i watched that copy today.
It's a film that successfully mixes wit with raw drama.
The performances from the main performers are excellent. George Clooney is doing career best work here and induces a lot of charm and likability to his character. This is the film that made Anna Kendrick a household name in the world of film fans. Kendrick holds the screen with her…
I really liked Up in the Air, but it's very hard for me to watch Reitman's movies without comparing it to Juno (considering it's one of my favorite movies ever).
IMDb Poster: 8/10
Letterboxd Poster: 6/10
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