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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 reportedly contains 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,…
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…
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 review reportedly contains 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 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…
Sticklers for tight plots are going to have some reservations about Jason Reitman's follow-up to Juno (2007). Others who are more flexible about such things will find value in theme and strong performances.
Thematically, Up in the Air (2009) is about how people have become expendable in the age of screen/computer technology. More specifically, our reliance on the corporate bottom line has caused the objectification of human beings in our personal lives.
The casting is bang-on. George Clooney has just enough charm and vulnerability to make an audience say: "Yeah, he's firing people, but he takes no real pleasure in it." The point is he is a cold businessman because that's what the climate of capitalism has done to his…
I read this book a few years ago. Or should I say I read half of it before getting fed up with it because I thought it was a horribly cynical, deeply unpleasant novel. So because of that I was very hesitant to see this film. Honestly, I can't remember a lot about the book now -- I think I've blocked it from my memory so I couldn't tell you how faithful the film is to the book.
George Clooney plays what I would say is very close to his real personality, without the whole business executive, firing people thing. Goes from city to city, broads up and down the country. He's one suave MF. He is great. As is…
The conversation surrounding greenlighting this project must have gone something like this:
"What if we tried to tell the story of the recession from the perspective of those who actually went through it?"
"What do you mean?"
"We could cast real-life people who lost their jobs and focus on the everyday hardship real lower or middle class Americans face as the nation tries to pull itself together."
"....Nah. Let's get Clooney and keep the focus on his attention-sucking Hollywood persona. Better yet, let's make him a corporate shark that doesn't actually lose his job. Yeah, people can get behind that. You can throw those non-actors in as a talking point for critics."
I had moderate expectations for Up in the Air. In fact, I thought it was something very different from what it turned out to be. This surprise may be driving my generous stars. Market yourself as a throwaway, then show me something else, and you make a different impression.
Here we have a world outside the mainstream with its own rules and culture, into which we are invited as long as we can keep up. Why, you may ask, do I disdain science fiction and fantasy so much if this is what I respond to? I'll have to get into that some other time. It usually boils down to what I call the Dr Seuss postulate: It doesn't count as…
Up In The Air is a great film with an interesting concept and amazing performances.
What has happened to Jason Reitman? Having made what was far and away the worst film I experienced last year, I can’t help but think that Reitman will never be able to top this. The chemistry between Clooney, Kendrick, and Farmia is out of this world. While the screenplay is filled with contrivances, Reitman’s direction makes up for it. Reitman grabs us from the first scene and doesn’t let go until the credits begin to roll.
Nota = 6,5
George Clooney en una de sus tantas dimensiones paralelas. Esta bien, q se yo, si no la hubiese visto, era lo mismo.
A rather wistful study of human relationships.
As we near the kickoff to Oscar season, I figured it would be appropriate for the site to have a…