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Up in the Air

38 Ratings: 4.0
A 2009 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman.

Up in the Air is a 2009 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and co-written by Reitman and Sheldon Turner. It is a film adaptation of the 2001 novel Up in the Air, written by Walter Kirn. The story is about a corporate downsizer and his … see full wiki

17 reviews about Up in the Air
review by . April 08, 2010
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4 ½ Stars: Sincere, Honest Portrayal of Life and Just How Cruel Life Can Be...
   I have to admit, I have never been a big fan of George Clooney nor was I incredibly impressed with director Jason Reitman’s “Juno”; but I wanted to see what all the ‘hype’ was about with the film “Up In the Air”. Well, I have to say that after all the ‘feel good’ escapist Hollywood flicks I’ve seen recently, it is very refreshing to see a film that is sincere and direct in the harsh realities of true life. The trailers of …
review by . January 18, 2010
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Life is not a bed of roses
It takes the mundane out of the ordinary. Face it, if not it's because of George Clooney, I don't think I'll be tempted to watch this movie, let alone do a review on it! Alright, tempted possibly, because I did spent a great deal of the last decade traveling to as many as 50 countries in the span of a few years which translated to may be 500 cities? So, there is a common thread with the movie in this regard.      However, I did not travel for work, much less …
review by . March 27, 2010
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When I first heard of Up in the Air and saw that it was directed by Jason Reitman (the director of Juno) it seemed like an exciting movie to go see.  If truth be told... it is.  It's got a nice script going for it and some awesome performances.  The downside is that, much like Juno it isn't really THAT great.  Unlike Juno, however, it doesn't become more obnoxious with each viewing.  Juno had a tendency to fall flat in many areas thanks to how it thought it was being clever …
review by . December 14, 2009
A Movie About The Up-Side of Being Down-Sized
This was a charmed movie going weekend for me. I saw two five star movies back to back. The first one kept me grounded on The Road and the second took me several thousand feet Up in the Air. In a very strange and peculiar way, they are similar movies. Both are about planet earth as a wasteland. Witth The Road the wasteland is a literal one, but with Up in the Air it's my cynical projection.      As should be expected, there are several plane-view shots of uneventful U.S. cities …
review by . May 20, 2011
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Traveling during the holidays is always an activity that I dread. The long lines, the screaming children, the hungry children, the fighting couples, the obstinate teens. And then once you are on the plane, train and/or automobile you find yourself stuck next to the crying baby sitting in front of a child throwing a temper tantrum who finds it entertaining to repeatedly kick the back of your seat. Yes we have all had the luxury of traveling "in style", giving dirty looks to those with their …
review by . April 09, 2010
Ryan Bingham's (George Clooney) job is to fly around the country and fire people for companies who don't want to do it themselves. He likes his work and his life, which is uncomplicated by relationships or domestic demands. On one stop-over, however, Ryan meets a female version of himself (Vera Farmiga) and sparks fly.       The success of this movie must be due entirely to the good looks and charm of its leading man, because it is in no other way unusual or special. Clooney …
review by . July 22, 2010
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I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed watching Up in the Air. I was a bit worried this would turn into a typical Hollywood movie bashing corporations and celebrating "family values," but it's much more subtle. It's much deeper than I thought (certainly much more so than a typical George Clooney movie). Vera Farmiga and George Clooney add a lot of emotional complexity and are a joy to watch. My only disappointment was with Anna Kendrick - her acting was basically mechanical and forced. …
review by . February 05, 2010
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Come take a trip on one of the coolest rides of 2009.....
  every single day someone is fired, for reasons that may be oblivious to them but clear as day to there employers so they fire them but in some occasions these big shot bosses don't have the balls to do there own dirty work so they call in a specialist to sack there employees for them. In Jason Reitman's "Up in the Air" George Clooney plays just that type of man. Clooney's character Ryan Bingham is charming, smart, witty, and very good at his job as you watch the …
Quick Tip by . September 12, 2010
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Well done movie that takes a chance with a real, but not happy ending. Clooney makes a character that starts off as being unlikeable into someone the audience truly feels sorry for in the end.
Quick Tip by . July 19, 2010
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The film is so hell bent on being likeable and charming--and it is, very much so--that there are some things it just isn't willing to say... because it simply can't! It's so charming and touching in many areas that it seems really scared to really dive in others. Up in the Air is a good movie, but a lot of it just comes off as surreal for what it's trying to express and say. It paints some of its themes and messages as being a bit more rosy than they actually are.
review by . March 09, 2010
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Up In The Air is a good movie. George Clooney and Vera Framiga are incredibly pleasant to watch in this film. Jason Bateman was outstanding as the boss. I thought Anna Kendrick was OK as an over educated college graduate. The film is about 15 minutes too long, the second act dragged a bit.     But, the bonus features of this DVD are almost worth the price of admission. The deleted scenes are priceless - George Clooney assembles Ikea furniture, cleans out a toilet, and wears a …
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
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Such good acting, such good writing, such a great movie!
Quick Tip by . March 27, 2010
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A funny, sophisticated comedy about uncertainty and fear of commitment in life. Great acting and a strong script!
Quick Tip by . January 30, 2010
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Couldn't have enjoyed this film more, it's definitely worth a watch even if it hadn't starred George Clooney.
Quick Tip by . January 24, 2010
Excellent acting by all. A great movie and story-line that will make you think, laugh and tear up.
Quick Tip by . January 17, 2010
A movie in tune with the times. Retrenchment is not fun whichever the perspective is. Clooney good in his loner act.
review by . December 26, 2009
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I don't get to travel nearly as much as I'd like to. I'd love it if I could go to a new city every few months, fly to places I've never been, see all the sites, and all that good stuff. That said, I don't know that I'd want to travel as much as the main character of Jason Reitman's latest film, Up in the Air, an isolated, rootless man whose goal is to reach 10,000,000 frequent flyer miles.    George Clooney plays Ryan Bingham, a man who is on the road over 300 days a year. He's …
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