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Up in the Air (2009)

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Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job, travelling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest, and a new hire.

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Jason Reitman

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Walter Kirn (novel), Jason Reitman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Clooney ... Ryan Bingham
Vera Farmiga ... Alex Goran
Anna Kendrick ... Natalie Keener
Jason Bateman ... Craig Gregory
Amy Morton ... Kara Bingham
Melanie Lynskey ... Julie Bingham
J.K. Simmons ... Bob
Sam Elliott ... Maynard Finch
Danny McBride ... Jim Miller
Zach Galifianakis ... Steve
Chris Lowell ... Kevin
Steve Eastin ... Samuels
Marvin Young ... Young MC
Cut Chemist Cut Chemist ... Conference DJ
Adrienne Lamping Adrienne Lamping ... Tammy
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Storyline

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.

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Up in the Air See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,181,450, 6 December 2009

Gross USA:

$83,823,381

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$166,842,739
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Ryan is pinning his first picture to the honeymoon board, the photo to the right of it is of the silhouette of the windmill DeZwaan in Holland, Michigan. The photo is pinned to Champaign, Illinois so it it one state south from its real location. See more »

Goofs

The shuttle bus for the Miami Airport Hilton does not cross any bridges (in this case MacArthur Causeway) going from the airport to the hotel. Hotel only provides complimentary shuttle to/from airport, not nearby destinations. See more »

Quotes

Natalie Keener: I'm sorry what I said about Alex that was out of line.
Ryan Bingham: It's alright, I understand.
Natalie Keener: Who am I giving out relationship advice right?
Ryan Bingham: No kidding.
Natalie Keener: Are you going to be ok?
Ryan Bingham: What do you mean?
Natalie Keener: In Omaha.
Ryan Bingham: I don't know.
Natalie Keener: It's better than you think, where are you going?
Ryan Bingham: [suddenly turns around to the other direction] I'm grabbing another flight, something I've got to take care of I'll see you back at home.
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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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Up in the Air
Written & Performed by 'Kevin Renick'
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An engaging drama
16 January 2010 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

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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