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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ryan Bingham
... Alex Goran
... Natalie Keener
... Craig Gregory
... Kara Bingham
... Julie Bingham
... Bob
... Maynard Finch
... Jim Miller
... Steve
... Kevin
... Samuels
... Young MC
Cut Chemist ... Conference DJ
Adrienne Lamping ... Tammy
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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-traveller woman of his dreams.

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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:

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,181,450, 6 December 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$83,823,381

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$166,842,739
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Ryan Bingham's (George Clooney) offer of five hundred thousand miles to his sister and her husband would have gotten them around the world twenty times. See more »

Goofs

When Ryan checks out of the Hilton, the desk clerk swipes his credit card. At hotels in the Hilton chain, the credit card is swiped at check in and the guest is simply given a bill (usually slipped under the hotel room door) on the last day of their stay. Also, since he's an HHonors member, his credit card information is probably already on file. See more »

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Natalie Keener: [to Ryan,on the docks in Miami] Can you stop sounding condescending for one second or is that one of the principles of your bullshit philosophy?
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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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George Clooney shows something he has never shown before. vulnerability.
4 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

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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