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.
Natalie wears a business suit in every scene in the film. Even at the party, she is wearing a suit with the coat off, the shirt untucked, and her hair down. See more »
When Ryan gets to the airport with the cardboard cutout of his sister & fiancé, you can see their heads sticking out of the top of his suitcase. But when he goes through security, there is no cardboard cutout sticking out. See more »
[to Alex at a convention party they snuck into with Ryan]
You're so pretty. You're exactly what I want to look like in fifteen years.
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Over the end credits, the camera glides over the clouds. Much like the view from a plane. See more »
My 304th Review: Modern Parables - But Only A Partial Success
Up In The Air is a nice movie - a good satire about work and a comedy about the price of modern business.
It looks like its going to mop up at the awards and I'm just not convinced it really deserves to.
Why? Well, it has a good performance from Clooney as the confident consultant and good directorship, but it lacks true honesty - it sacrifices real integrity for Hollywood feelings and I'm not sure i want to see the top awards going on a film-flam type of film.
Others will say this is honest and strong and entertaining (A tough act to pull off) but even though it is a nice film, well made, strong performances etc; it just somehow is a little trite. Even Clooney, who really can make anything work, ends up a little bemused. I think its a shame that films like $5 a day, which we loved, will be chiefly ignored and this will be lauded to the skies.
Fun to watch and it does have heart; but for out money it is too shallow to really deserve all the accolades coming its way.
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