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-traveller woman of his dreams.
There are no special privileges awarded by American Airlines for reaching ten million miles, as depicted in the movie. This was a case of artistic license by the filmmakers. However, American (like almost all major airlines with frequent flier programs) does offer special status for reaching one million miles. As of 2009, it is estimated that about 400,000 frequent fliers worldwide have reached this milestone in at least one airline's program. Many airlines, including American, have special invitation-only programs for their most valued customers, usually CEOs who can direct a lot of revenue their way. Perks include faster check-in, escorts to make close connections and, in rare cases, free private flights for members in the event of cancellations. See more »
When Ryan is meeting with his sister's soon-to-be-husband, he tells him he's "given up" his one-bedroom. Yet in the end montage we see shots of the inside of the apartment, implying he's still living there. (Actually in the original cut he did leave it and strike out and get a more homey place and become part of his surroundings in preparation for a life with Alex, but that sequence was later cut.) See more »
[after being informed by Ryan that his been let go]
Did I do something wrong? Is there something I can do differently?
This is not an assessment of your productivity. Try not to take this personally. I want you to review this packet. Take it seriously. I think you'll find a lot of good answers in here. This is not an assessment of your productivity
I'm sure this will be very helpful, a packet thank you
I need your key card I want you to take the day get together your personal ...
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Over the end credits, the camera glides over the clouds. Much like the view from a plane. See more »
The Snow Before Us
Written by 'Charles Wyatt (II)' and Matt Greenberg
Performed by 'Charles Atlas (III)'
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George Clooney shows something he has never shown before. vulnerability.
Halfway through this movie I considered it an 8 out of 10 and decently spent money. The second half came as a big surprise. George Clooney let go of all his suave and let his eyes show fear and isolation that real people feel.
There were two things going on in this movie. On one end, we were looking at the people getting fired. On the other end, we were seeing the problems with Ryan's way of life. The interviews at the end with the people who lost their jobs explaining that it was family and support that brought them through bad times hit a perfect note for bringing both parts of the story together.
The title of this film literally explains what it is like to not know what aspects of your life are solid, such as a home or a significant other. Everything going on is simply up in the air. One day, what you thought was one way will turn out to be something else entirely.
Best of Reitman's three. Very much recommend it.
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