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.
A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.
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
At airport security, Ryan puts his laptop in a tray. He proceeds to take off his shoes and put them in a tray, but his shoes are already in the tray next to the laptop bin. 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 »
I know that many critics have gone into ecstasies over this film. It did not impress me to that extent. I thought it a fine film, well-acted. But I also found parts of it, where Clooney's character succumbs to the charms of the wife-and-two-kids life after giving no indication that he was unhappy with his single life, too unmotivated. At least the end was not a wife-and-two-kids end; I liked his decision to take off on his own.
What I found most striking were the short scenes with the middle-aged individuals he was firing. Being a middle-aged individual threatened with the possibility of losing my job of 25 years, I hooked right into those. A closer study of their plights would have been a different movie, however.
In sum, an enjoyable two hours, certainly, but not a movie that I have any desire or need to see again.
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