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

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
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

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