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 presenting a new business model.
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.
In 2018 Anna Kendrick began appearing in commercials for Hilton Hotels, one of three travel-related companies with major product placement in the movie. (The other two were American Airlines and Hertz Rent-A-Car.) See more »
When Ryan looks at his sister's RSVP wedding card, the month is spelled incorrectly "Febuary" instead of "February". See more »
[to Ryan after an employee angrily accepted his release]
Please, for the love of God, can I fire the next one.
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There is a voice recording by Kevin Renick addressing to Jason Reitman mid-credit, stating the reason he wrote the song and the original recording of the song. See more »
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Written and Performed by Terence Trent D'Arby (as Sananda Maitreya)
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An engaging drama
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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