Up in the Air

2009

Action / Drama / Romance

174
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 91%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 79%
IMDb Rating 7.4 10 296151

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Anna Kendrick as Natalie Keener
George Clooney as Ryan Bingham
Vera Farmiga as Alex Goran
Jason Bateman as Craig Gregory
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by overcranked 10 / 10

Another hit from the Director of Juno, Jason Reitman

Anyone who has ever been fired must see "Up In The Air." Jason Reitman has done again. The director of "Thank You For Smoking" and "Juno" puts real life out there in an incredible way, where we all laugh and then walk out of the theatre thinking about what is really important. A film with a message that's entertaining: what a concept.

George Clooney plays Ryan Bingham, a man that flies all over the country firing people for companies that don't have the spine to do it themselves. He is so proficient at it, when he meets his "expert traveler" equivalent, Alex Goran (Vera Farmiga); he is emotionally drawn to another person, beyond a passing interest, for the first time.

Bingham's travels are a quest to be a traveling legend. When his company takes the advice of young newbie, Natalie Keener (Kendrick), he is grounded, endangering his quest to achieve frequent flier miles that number in the, uh, stratosphere. When his boss (Jason Bateman) assigns him to "show her the ropes," so she can revolutionize the company's firing technology, the resulting road trip is not only riotously funny, it is a self-exploring journey into the three people's strengths and weaknesses. The life decisions they make are the emotionally important message of the film.

The rest of the story must go untold, so you can savor every morsel from your own perspective. For that is what this film does best. Almost all of us have been canned. Sitting across the table, being told we'll be glad it happened, one day. Our participation in the film is subtle, as we sit across the table from Bingham as he cans us.

The film's cast is like the story: they suck you in. Clooney is Clooney, like Cary Grant was Cary Grant. You think he's not acting, that's just who he is in real life. Maybe it is. Vera Farmiga's performance is seductively natural. You've met people like her. You admire her. Then you find out you don't know her at all. She is the mystery you wish you were. Anna Kendrick as Natalie is a perfect, perky, know-it-all that becomes all too human. Kendrick makes her character's transformation special parts of the film, when she could have easily have been regulated to a supporting character. This has become Reitman's trademark as a director. He empowers actors to make the movie their own.

Up In The Air is a movie that is over before you want it to be. You want to get to know the characters better, to follow them around a little longer and make sure everything goes well for them. Another credit to Reitman for his extraordinary skill at taking the common things in life and make them extraordinary. Which makes us all feel better about the common-ness of our own lives.

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Reviewed by serafinogm 10 / 10

Strong performances by George, Vera, & Justin, Anna's a little weak!

Multinational companies have no loyalties, not to nations, not to people, just to the bottom line! Those who "manage" these multinational sociopathic organizations pillage what they can so they never have to "work" again (e.g. Jack Welch)! This movie aptly demonstrates that the business model of the day (the neo-feudal model) cares not where they get their workers nor do they care where they get their customers, they just want to keep the elite happy while the managing sub-elite take what they can (e.g. stock options they can exercise for zero dollars) doing what they must to remain in power so they can plunder what they can for as long as they can! It's a race to the bottom for the 98% and an orgy of gluttony for the top 2%! The rest of us are or have become serfs or worse slaves and we bend over take our severance packages (if any at all) and roll over like the good dogs we are! Great movie for exposing this reality! Anna learn how to cry convincingly, that attempt was pathetic! There is a scene with Vera and George that grabs one's attention and George had little to do with it!

Reviewed by WubsTheFadger 7 / 10

Up in the Air

Short and Simple Review by WubsTheFadger

George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, and Jason Bateman all perform well.

The story has a good mix of drama, comedy, and romance. The pacing can be a little slow, but the good acting helps push it through.

The runtime is a little bit overlong but the ending does have some power behind it.

Pros: Good acting, the mixture between drama, comedy, and romance are fluid, and a powerful ending

Cons: Overlong runtime and slow pacing

Overall Rating: 7.2/10

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