• 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 , Love , Love interest , 2000s , Moving , Office , Charming , Hotel

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 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
    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

Awards

Nominated Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Directing
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)