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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?…
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…
A fun ride with captivating performances all around. The perfect commingling of drama and humor is spellbinding with a story that has been exceptionally delivered. This, is sheer movie magic.
Incredibly charismatic, Up in the Air is a real gem with magnetic performances from it's three leading players. The film is smart, funny and confronting - effortlessly combining a variety of substantially different themes.
Much like the main character that George Clooney effortlessly floats around in, 'Up In the Air' at first seems confidently sleek and charming, promising to whirl you around the world on a romantic adventure but with a slightly grizzled, adult edge. But as the intricacies of Ryan Bingham's life are slowly revealed we discover that the film is less about his world and more about him, as well as the uniquely isolated and fluid home he has created for himself. 'Home' is the largest theme of the movie, and as we see Ryan fire countless innocent workers we observe how the commitment that they've made to their families, their work, their homes have caused them significant pain in consequence, as…
Up in the Air is unquestionably Reitman's most "grown up" film, and it's also arguably his best. Clooney's Ryan Bingham is endlessly likable and well developed as well as his supporting cast, the script is laser focused, witty, and perfectly paced, and Reitman does an amazing job of fully bringing us into the world of those constantly on the go. It offers plenty of laughs with almost as many moments of emotional poignancy to go along with them. It reeks "quality" and is a simple joy to watch.
Some movies stays with you for a long time,it's surely one of them.
IMDb Ratings: 7.9
Why: drama is intense
Should: yes ofcourse
My Ratings: 10 - #Masterpiece
Tagline: The story of a man ready to make a connection.
Bonus: George Clooney.
Up in the Air hits just about all the right notes for me, largely thanks to George Clooney's wonderful performance.
100 minutes (approximately) of good nearly outdone by five to seven minutes of bad. Still probably Jason Reitman's best movie, despite the dumb twist at the end.
my introduction to anna kendrick, she's so great.
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