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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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
Very well made movie, really makes you think about how comfortable you are about the lifestyle you're having. A really light movie that leaves you thinking. I definitely do not agree with the final message, though.
Pretty dissappointing, considering the good start and that I liked ""Thank you for Smoking" which was also directed by Reitman.
I do like the was he directs the movie. The cinematographic design is pretty good and refreshing. I also like the music he uses.
Although, and the start was good, but after a while, and especially toward the ending everything got extremely repeating. The characters was pretty bad. Clooney's character was relatively unintelligent and manipulated. Farminga's character was at times a sentimental paradox, not working at all. But worst of all is Kendrick's character. She's supposed to be a character to actually syphitize for, but personally I've never felt for symphitizing for mentally retarded (about as mentally retarded as people…
Up in the Air is a fine example of what a perfect blending of comedy and drama is. This film contains some of the most exquisitely wonderful pieces of dialogue I have seen in a movie, and everything concerning writing and character development was deeply taken care of. It stars George Clooney in what is arguably the role of his life, or at least this is by far my favorite performance of his; he was absolutely brilliant, but I was also fully delighted by the great roles of Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick.
Jason Reitman directed this movie with tact and precision. His handling of the comedic elements was fantastic since the film manages to be smartly funny without ever…
For some reason I synced with this movie from the second it started. Maybe because I watched in on a plane.. but it was clean, smart, simple with an interesting script. The chemistry btw the main actors was great too. Clooney was his usual cool self, not sure about the Oscar nomination tho, pretty much same as all his roles, slick but nothing out the ordinary.
This is a really, really mean movie. In the nicest way possible.
Lots of really nice subtle touches, fun to watch.
Darkly funny. Clooney at his best. Fine writing.
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