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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.

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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 Anonymous

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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23 December 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor sin escalas  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,181,450 (USA) (4 December 2009)

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$83,813,460 (USA) (2 April 2010)
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Trivia

George Clooney's wardrobe for the entire movie actually fits in one carry on suitcase. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Terminated Employee: 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.
Terminated Employee: 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.
Terminated Employee: I just... I guess you leave me dumbfounded. I don't ...
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Crazy Credits

Over the end credits, the camera glides over the clouds. Much like the view from a plane. See more »

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Featured in Wheel of Fortune: Wheel Across America 1 (2009) See more »

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Good Times
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Written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers
Performed by Chic
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A good movie for a pleasant one-time viewing
24 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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