One-word reaction: bravo. show more
The best of Up in the Air--meaning most of it--is right up there with the fresh and sophisticated comedies of Hollywood's golden age. show more
Ryan may not be admirable, but Clooney makes him relatable. It's his deepest and nakedest performance. show more
Somewhat entertaining and worth watching. Over-rated by critics.
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.
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.