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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.
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…
It took me a little bit to settle into Up in the Air The simplistic plot that I really didn't care about one bit.
However what I found at the core of the film was a slightly depressing character study enlightened by some very humerus moments that kept a smile on my face.
Clooney's character Ryan Bingham is a man who travels the nation firing others from their job but doing it in a professional manor showing them "their better options". The plot is not what made the film for me.
This film for me was all about Clooney and his performance which was fantastic! You come to expect Clooney to always bring it but this was extra special.
Everyone involved in this film did a fantastic job Clooney's chemistry with Kendrick and especially Farmiga made this movie one I won't forget.
Ryan has accustomed to a free lifestyle through airports, hotels and car hire. He can carry everything he needs in his small trolley; he is a VIP member of all loyalty programs that exist and is about to reach his life goal: 10 million miles, as a regular customer. When he falls for a traveling companion, his boss, inspired by an ambitious young efficiency expert, threatens to limit him to the office, away from the constant travel. Faced with the both terrifying and exciting prospect of stopping to fly, Ryan begins to glimpses the true meaning of having a home.
Up in the Air is probably the less divisive film from the acclaimed director, Jason Reitman and that's why many…
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…
Lots of really nice subtle touches, fun to watch.
Darkly funny. Clooney at his best. Fine writing.
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George Clooney is pretty much the most perfect man.
Anna Kendrick is nice. Nice smile. I'm glad she's given a role with purpose, she always does her job well on-screen.
You know, it's funny. How a story about a middle-aged man living amidst airports, backpacks and flight schedules can turn into such a devastating film about personal relationships, commitment and loneliness.
This is one of the most delightful cinematic surprises so far for me.
Really extraordinary movie, innovative and creative, something new from Reitman. Although, for me, Juno will remain his masterpiece. Great work here, excellent acting, original story, and leaves a nice message - the best things in our lives doesn't happened when we were alone. I'm sure noone leaves indifferent after that...
Airporn. Weird politics. 2-D characters. Meh. [C]
Another fine film from Jason Reitman. Outstanding performances in a story that reveals its heart slowly.
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