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-traveller woman of his dreams.
The card, with which Alex (Vera Farmiga) is so impressed (that Ryan Bingham has), is the American Airlines invitation-only Concierge Key. After the film was completed, Jason Reitman was invited into the program. Started in 2007, it helps members arrange for reservation changes, upgrades, and even airport meetings. It is sent to selected customers, and since it is not advertised, some travellers consider it a rumor. See more »
When George Clooney and Sam Elliott are seated next to each other in the airplane and the camera is viewing them from their right Sam Elliott is clearly three inches taller than Clooney. When the camera viewpoint shifts to their left Clooney is suddenly three inches taller than Elliott. As the viewpoint shifts from side to side Elliott jumps up and down like a moving piston. See more »
[Natalie, on her first outing, walks into the Omaha Airport terminal dragging her slow-moving luggage; Ryan, irritated by this, looks at her in frustration]
[later at a store in the terminal, Ryan grabs a new, updated rolling luggage]
I really like my luggage.
That's exactly what it is, it's luggage. You know how much time you lose by checking in?
I don't know. Five, ten minutes?
35 minutes a flight. I travel 270 days a year. That's 157 hours. That makes seven days. You're ...
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Over the end credits, the camera glides over the clouds. Much like the view from a plane. See more »
This film is about a man who fires people for a living. His world becomes upside down when his job is radically changed by a newly recruited young fresh graduate.
"Up in the Air" is a well made film. The plot focuses on character development and emotional changes of the characters. It is not easy to make characters interesting and memorable, but "Up in the Air" does just that. Both the characters of George Clooney and Anna Kendrick have strongly divergent attitudes and personalities, but they have great chemistry and change each other slowly but surely. How they radically shake each others core belief is engagingly told. I enjoyed watching "Up in the Air" a lot, as it tells an engaging story of self discovery.
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