• Up in the Air (2009)

Up in the Air

Release Date: December 4th, 2009

DVD Release Date: March 9th, 2010

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.

Cast: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, Danny McBride, Melanie Lynskey, Amy Morton, Sam Elliott

Director: Jason Reitman

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Montecito Picture Company

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Quest , Sister , Transformation , Moving , Love , 2000s , Hotel , Office , Love interest , Charming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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

  • 100
    The Hollywood Reporter

    It's rare for a movie to be at once so biting and so moving. If Ryan's future seems bleak, there's something exhilarating about a movie made with such clear-eyed intelligence. show more

  • 100
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Ryan may not be admirable, but Clooney makes him relatable. It's his deepest and nakedest performance. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture