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.
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…
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.
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…
This was a first time viewing for me, and I will say that I regret missing this film in a bad way. I have come to expect greatness from every Clooney performance I embark on. I just had no interest in this film in the past, but when I finally came around to it, my mind was blown.
Clooney was pretty much perfect, his performance was definitely Oscar caliber. And although he didn't win the Best Actor statue, at least he was beat out by an amazing performance from Jeff Bridges. And the women in this were equally amazing in their respective roles. Farmiga and Kendrick were also very worthy of their nominations from the Academy. I hadn'e even heard…
This is a really amazing and heartbreaking movie. Together with a great script, the performances are really what make this film so enjoyable.
George Clooney is, in my opinion, one of the best actors we have currently out there. Here he pulls off a breathtaking performance of Ryan Bingham, a man that lives for his work, on the road (or the air) for most of his life.
He lives out of his suitcase and he has mastered the art of business traveling. He knows exactly how to pack to avoid checking bags in and wasting time, which lines to choose at security based on the profiles of the other people to speed the process, and he considers the "air" his…
Simply breathtaking. A modern classic in the making.
As much as I dislike Clooney, he actually does a really good job in this film, portraying a man who has spent his entire life believing that he is much better off on his own, with no attachments. We are presented with a type of person we will occasionally meet in our lives, and his personality is explored to the full. It's a bit of a shame that although we do get a good look at his family, we aren't provided a background/history/short biography of this man, because I'd bet all those issues come from one or two past experiences - perhaps even the childhood - and I personally was quite curious to find out what it was that made…
Perfectly decent comedy-drama with George Clooney and Anna Kendrick employed for a firm that informs fired employees of their future options.
I have always been a big fan of Up in the Air but on this occasion I was even more impressed. Not only did it make me consider whether I'm spending my time efficiently but there were instances where I was re-evaluating things to life-affirming lengths. Definitely one of the best modern epiphany tales about personal development ever. I'd have to think about it a little more to determine whether it's worthy of my favourite films list, but wow, it comes real close. I'm also particularly fond of the partnership between Clooney and Farmiga. They're a great match in each other's confidence and competitiveness. "Think of me as you, only with a vagina" is a memorable line. This is easily…
Up In The Air stars George Clooney as slick ‘corporate downsizing expert’ and motivational speaker Ryan Bingham, whose job it is to fire people whose employers are too cowardly to do it themselves. At the start of the film, Bingham finds his jet-setting way of life, and his pursuit of as many air miles as he can get his hands on, placed under threat by a young and idealist go-getter Natalie Keener (played by Anna Kendrick). She has devised a system whereby it will no longer be necessary to fly to companies around the country to tell unsuspecting employees that they are no longer required, and that they should instead deliver the bad news via a videoconferencing programme. Fearing that…
La historia tiene un buen comienzo pero se deshincha conforme pasa el tiempo, el desenlace es malo y los actores secundarios están desaprovechados totalmente. Además la cámara es mala, no parece el trabajo de un profesional, y el montaje tampoco es bueno, para una película de este nivel, supuestamente. Los protagonistas genial y la ambientación muy lograda, pero el resto, no lo vale.
Con su reparto me esperaba algo mas... humorístico, supongo.
En cambio, nos encontramos con una película cuya trama es... ¿cual es la trama? ¿un hombre y una joven cuyo trabajo consiste en despedir gente? ¿solo eso? imposible, debe haber más... ah, si, el hombre conoce a una mujer y se enamoran, se supone, y... ya, ahora si que si, ya.
Y la pregunta es... ¿vale la pena ver una película de estas características? Supongo que cada uno tendrá su opinión, pero la mía es un rotundo no.
Starting to really like George Clooney, and the ending is like Ooooh okay
This is a really funny, well written, enjoyable comedy, with great performances from George Clooney and Vera Farmiga.
I loved the part where Reitman gave the happy ending you thought was coming a golden shower