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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…
Up In The Air is a simple film, but it's a very good film.
Following the very niche job of people who fire people (firers?), the movie displays comedy and emotion. Clooney's character is a free bird, moving from place to place constantly and enjoying it, loving the flying life his job allows him. Kendrick plays the young wonder kid, whose idea to reduce the human to human, face to face interaction of the job to a mere Skype conversation is the basis of the main plot. Farmiga plays the role of Clooney's love interest and fellow frequent flyer.
This movie is a very good movie for a few reasons,
1) It's well paced. Never really gets boring.
2) Stellar performances
3) A very solid story
4) Characters that seem real.
Will you enjoy it? Yes.
Is it actually good? Yes.
Will it be memorable? Probably not.
Still, very good, 4/5.
There are just some jobs human contact cannot be replaced through technology. One of those jobs is firing people for the bosses who do not want to do it themselves. And I agree.
A couple of months ago I watched Men, Women & Children and I was impressed to see that the guy who wrote and directed that absolutely terrible film was the same guy who wote and directed this gem, which amazed me even more this second time. In my previous review of this film I said it was a great effort, but my favourite Jason Reitman movie would always be Thank You For Smoking. I guess I was wrong because Up in the Air became my favourite film of his impressive filmography with this rewatch, it's a brilliant achievement that shows an amazing director and screenwriter at the peak of his career, sadly just before starting a spree of minor, disappointing works.…
Great performances by all the leads. Storyline seems predictable until the twist at the end.
George Clooney finds the perfect tone for his charismatic character in this delicious film that presents witty dialogues, great editing, wonderful performances and a clever balance between humor and emotion - a film I honestly wish would never end.
Now, Up in the Air is a film that had so much potential and started off so incredibly well, but one that eventually surrendered to genre conventions and clichés. It gets a little better again towards the end, but at that point, it had lost me already, unfortunetely.
Nevertheless, George Clooney is great in this. He's just really good at playing charming characters like this. I don't feel like I need to talk about Anna Kendrick, because she's so amazing in everything I've seen her in, but Vera Farmiga gave an impressive performance here, as well.
Up in the Air isn't a bad movie or anything, it's actually pretty decent. It's just that it loses itself towards the middle with…
Kellemes, hangulatos, elegánsan rendezett film. A szereplők rendben vannak, a forgatókönyv érdekes, de igazából nem fogott meg, semmi különös érzelmet nem váltott ki.
A love story without the main ingredient... possible? Oh, yeah... Jason Reitman is a magician as a director and having refreshingly animated George Clooney and gorgeous Vera Farmiga together was the smart move! I enjoyed every moment of this easy going movie with much deeper underlaid message.
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