Up in the Air2009
Up in the Air (2009)
Critic Consensus: Led by charismatic performances by its three leads, director Jason Reitman delivers a smart blend of humor and emotion with just enough edge for mainstream audiences.
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as Ryan Bingham
as Alex Goran
as Natalie Keener
as Jim Miller
as Craig Gregory
as Julie Bingham
as Kara Bingham
as Maynard Finch
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Critic Reviews for Up in the Air
We always know just where this film is going... . But as co-written and directed by Jason Reitman, the plot's twists are so delicious and the dialogue so inventively perfect it doesn't matter a jot.
A slick, cute, diverting, superbly-acted film but also an empty one due to the picture's raison d'être: a one-trick pony concerned solely with lack of commitment.
Up in the Air is sentimental, but that doesn't mean it's simplistic. In fact, the movie plays at some interesting contradictions. It is a genuinely funny movie about genuinely depressing times.
At the end of the day, Up In The Air makes us think about the importance of having someone to come home to and how we define ourselves on the job.
The Jason Reitman-directed Up In The Air (an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Walter Kim) actually engaged me from start to finish, and dare I say, moved me.
Audience Reviews for Up in the Air
George Clooney finds the perfect tone for his charismatic character in this delicious film that has a very witty dialogue, great editing, wonderful performances and a clever balance between humor and emotions - the kind of story that makes me wish it never ends.
Intimate, heartfelt, and heartbreaking, Up in the Air is a worthwhile experience that features great performances from Clooney, Fermiga, and Kendrick and a timely message that resonates. It may not be the most engaging film, however it is enjoyable and well-crafted.
Very good romantic dramedy, Up In The Air is a well acted film that surprised me. I really didn't expect to enjoy it the way I did, but this film exceeded my expectations. George Clooney is terrific opposite Anna Kendrick, who is always charming in her roles. Jason Reitman directs the film, and like others such as Thank you for Smoking, he brings a unique touch to his films that makes this an engaging, and highly rich film going experience. At times the film did slow down, and it had a few imperfections here and there, but the cast and story keep you entertained. Reitman delivers a great film here that delivers a terrific storyline. Like I said, the film exceeded my expectations, and I didn't expect to enjoy it the way I did. Up In The Air is a well crafted film that mixes comedic elements with drama to make for a fun film to watch. If you enjoy the genre, then this is a must watch. Clooney delivers another great performance here, and other cast members are great as well. I found that every actor that played their part brought something to really elevate the film a lot more. The idea behind the film is simple, yet Reitman and company are able to pull off something truly special. The result is a film that is very well acted, one that boasts a great story, and a surprising performance by actor Danny McBride, who normally is in straight forward comedic roles. The role he's in really is a great departure from his usual output, and he proves that he's able to act in more dramatic roles. Up In The Air is among Jason Reitman's finest efforts.
Up in the Air Quotes
|Ryan Bingham:||You know that moment when you look into somebody's eyes and you can feel them staring into your soul and the whole world goes quiet just for a second?|
|Ryan Bingham:||Right. Well, I don't.|
|Natalie Keener:||Hungry much?|
|Ryan Bingham:||Our business expense allots forty dollars each for dinner. I plan on grabbing as many miles as I can.|
|Natalie Keener:||Okay, you got to fill me in on the miles thing. What is that about? You're talking about, like, frequent flyer miles?|
|Ryan Bingham:||You really want to know?|
|Natalie Keener:||I'm dying to know.|
|Ryan Bingham:||I don't spend a nickel, if I can help it, unless it somehow profits my mileage account.|
|Natalie Keener:||So, what are you saving up for? Hawaii? South of France?|