Written November 12, 2009
Up in the Air - adapted for the screen from Walter Kim's novel of the same name by director Jason Reitman(Thank You for Smoking, JUNO) who also screen-wrote the script with Sheldon Turner has a unique opening sequence of aerial views of the earth/ground that was also used sporadically in the movie as a continuity device - a good example of beautiful cinematography.
George Clooney and Vera Farmiga(wonderful on-screen chemistry) were supported by a talented cast that comprise Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, Danny McBride, Amy Morton, Melanie Lynskey, etc. In the 'documentary' segments of the movie, this technically excellent well-directed 109-min movie also featured real-life people who have recently lost their jobs.
George Clooney played the role of a 'termination engineer' whose personal goal was to reach 10 million frequent-flyer miles. He may amass a lot of f-f miles but he has zero personal life - until he met Alex (Vera Farmiga).
Overall, a excellent movie.
Written January 01, 2010
Further proof the critics don't know what they are talking about. This movie was not a 4 start movie. It is depressing and mind numbing, I almost walked out.
Written January 01, 2010
Stay away from this movie....it's about a person whose job is to go around from town to town firing people and the aspects of that specific position, the isolated mess this society is in, and a whole bunch of other things that are far from entertaining but more nauseating and depressing. I wanted to walk out halfway but stayed and did end up walking out and could care less abotu the ending. Some people may like this movie it was entertaining in it's own right and different, but if you want an uplifting, feel good movie this is not it. I felt depressed/upset and still am. It also is not very funny and I don't understand any kind of raving about it because it jsut wasn't very good. Clooney's acting was good and the acting overall was pretty good the only real plus in the film...
Written March 01, 2010
I HAVE SO MUCH TO SAY I AM JUST GOING TO REFER YOU TO REDYEAH AND LOVESTALENTMOVIEFAN. WHAT THEY SAID!!!!!!! AWESOME PICTURE
Written January 02, 2010
This is a poor movie and those involved should be ashamed of themselves. Essentially makes a mockery of those people that are let go from their jobs. I hope George, et al, enjoy their $$ from treating this topic so insensitively. I wonder if they would do it again if they experienced being on the other side of that table getting fired.