• Up in the Air (2009)

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

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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

  • 100
    Rene RodriguezMiami Herald

    Up in the Air is also optimistic about the perpetual themes that preoccupy so many movies that endure the test of time: Life is better with company. And everybody needs a co-pilot. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Up in the Air takes the trust people once had in their jobs and pulls out the rug. It is a film for this time. show more

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Awards

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