With a job traveling around the country firing people, Ryan Bingham enjoys his life living out of a suitcase, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a new hire and a potential love interest.
The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Connecticut.
Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he's met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams. Written by
While at Lambert Field in St Louis, Ryan tries to make an impassioned speech to Natalie about Charles A. Lindbergh's plane 'The Spirit of St Louis'. Officially, Lindbergh's plane was a Ryan NYP (New York to Paris) so the two share the same name. As a tribute to Charles Lindbergh, the airport displays a prop Spirit of St. Louis used in the James Stewart movie of the same name. See more »
The scene in which Ryan is in an airport in Detroit is clearly filmed at the McNamara terminal (as can be determined by the iconic fountain and the signs for Continental at one of the B gates). However, it's made very clear in the movie that Ryan only flies on American, and American doesn't have gates at the McNamara terminal (it uses the North terminal). See more »
This is what I get in return for 30 years of service for my company? And they send some yo-yo like you in here to try to tell me that I'm out of a job? They should be telling you *you're* out of a job.
You have a lot of gall coming in here and firing your number one producer. And then you're going to go home tomorrow and make more money than you've ever made in your life, and I'm going to go home without a pay check. Fuck you.
I just... I guess you leave me dumbfounded. I don't ...
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Over the end credits, the camera glides over the clouds. Much like the view from a plane. See more »
The story is about Byran Bingham who works as an outside consultant who fires people for a living because their own bosses don't like firing them. So he makes his living flying from one place to another firing people. The story picks up when they hire a new college graduate, Natalie Keener who is to use the internet to fire people to save money by not traveling. This causes Bryan's own zone of comfort outside down and faced being grounded and thinks that Natalie doesn't know the details of what it is like to fire people. Also along the way, Bryan meets a women Alex, who has the same personality of traveling as he does. Unfortunately I won't mention how the story ends, but it has a couple of loose ends, for instance, during the marriage of one of his sisters, the groom asked him about his own married life, and ask him "what's the point?" to which he responds that he needs a "co-pilot" and his life is about getting rid of excess baggage in his life. The story I believes ends being "pointless". It would have improved the plane have crashed, got fired, and had sister to support him that he realized that there is more to life then just flying and firing and people are simply not excess baggage and can be as important to you as your hands and feet. At least this story I prefer to end as less then pointless. There's no spoilers here, just my own alternative ending. I feel the story is somewhat empty.
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