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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,…
One of my favourites of all time. A brilliant and tragic study of human relationships, and by far Jason Reitman's best film. George Clooney is incredible with a career-best performance while Anna Kendrick and Vera Farmiga stun as well.
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?…
An intelligent, well-crafted, and highly enjoyable romp with undertones of existential questioning - but in the end, it veers a bit too far into romantic comedy territory, and I come away wondering how much I actually learned.
Get a fantastic script and a bunch of likable faces and you've got yourself an easy and accessible film that will make you laugh and shed a tear and the same time will have something interesting to say about the human condition. "Up in the air" is just easy to watch and it literally flies by. Jason Reitman clearly has an eye for these quirky and relatable stories, which once you start, you need to finish.
But all things aside (story, performances, and all that) "Up in the air" is a veritable porno for travellers. Seeing George Clooney go through airport security like a ninja was really strangely arousing... I think I need to see someone.
I haven't watched this in a few years and I was so pleased to see that it held up so well. Vera Farmiga still plays one of my absolute favorite roles and the three leads all have complex and fascinating relationships with each other. Still one of my favorites.
I really enjoyed this movie.
It has a smart story with some mature themes (aging, loneliness, friendship) that are expressed with humor and brevity. The film never drags, with scenes ending sooner than they would in other films. When the emotional punch hits, it feels earned and authentic.
For my money, Clooney has never been more charming. This is a perfect role for him. The entire cast is perfect with some memorable appearances by J.K. Simmons and Zach Galifianakis.
tl:dr Watch this movie!
More like a neatly-arranged thesis of a character than a movie actually about that character.
A film of admirable restraint, wryly funny and quietly devastating. It's very much of its time, yet it may also be timeless.
George Clooney at his most handsome and charming is a pretty lethal combination. That, coupled with Anna Kendrick, who I find myself falling slightly more in love with every film I see her in, makes Up in the Air a very enjoyable experience. In the film, Clooney plays a man who has decided to isolate himself from relationships and a home, favouring constant travel and a sense of personal freedom. It's an interesting, fairly lightweight, character exploration of a man who has decided to live a different type of life - we don't know his motivations and in the end we don't know if the choice he has made offers enough satisfaction to compensate for the lack of human companionship. I
A thought-provoking romantic comedy with charm derived from George Clooney's performance as a nomad who encounters two very different women in his unique line of work.
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