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Up in the Air

R| 1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
An idea from a young, new co-worker (Anna Kendrick) would put an end to the constant travel of corporate downsizer Ryan Bingham (George Clooney), so he takes her on a tour to demonstrate the importance of face-to-face meetings with those they must fire. While mentoring his colleague, he arranges hookups with another frequent-flier (Vera Farmiga), and his developing feelings for the woman prompt him to see others in a new light.

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Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Up in the Air (2009)

Release Date: December 4th, 2009|1 hr. 49 min.

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  • May 22, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Somewhat entertaining and worth watching. Over-rated by critics.

  • March 20, 2010 maelliott88
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    I thought this was an amazing movie. Anyone who rated it poorly did not understand the concept of the movie. It was not about the economy, and it wasn't supposed to be. It was about the lonely life of Ryan (played by George Clooney) He did an amazing job at his character, lost in a world where everything is supposed to be perfect. Everyone around him told him he had to be married, have kids, live near his family and have the perfect job. Up In The Air did an amazing job of showing how he learned more about himself. It's not a fast paced movie. It's not a romantic comedy. It's a movie about life. If I could give it 10 stars, I would.

  • March 12, 2010 Ccml1
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    I am disappointed that I gave this movie further consideration because the academy and other reviews were so praising. I thought the plot idea seemed weak from the beginning and that is exactly what it turned out to be. Although it is very relevant about the state of the economy that does not make it in any way insightful. To make Clooney's character put a positive spin and be encouraging towards the millions of Americans that his character fired each year is insulting. Following a dream is much easier said than done and to make assumptions that people who are laid off or fired are somehow not passionate and dedicated is quite arrogant. I felt the characters in the movie were shallow and detached from reality and their loved ones. The acting was great but that is not a compliment as I don't think anyone had to reach very deep to 'act' in such a shallow manner. I would not recommend anyone waste their hard earned money on this self indulgent elitist attempt at relating to the working/middle class.

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