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Up in the Air 2009

  • Jason Reitman
  • September 5, 2009
  • 109 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Romance
The story of a man ready to make a connection.
George Clooney plays the dry cynical character of Ryan Bingham, an executive who specializes in "downsizing". Ryan lives out of his suitcase, traveling the country for the sole purpose terminating unwanted employees day after day. Just as Ryan is about to reach his life-long goal of the ten million mile frequent flyer mark some major changes come his way. Changes that threaten to crack the cold heartless exterior that is Ryan Bingham.


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An eye-opening story about life and its facets, what it means to be happy and what to be without purpose, a story about how at times, we're so sure of holding life in our hand, only to discover there was nothing in there to begin with; in short, how meaningless can life be when we convince ourselves of not being fragile human creatures.

We can remain up in the air all of our lives, and it can be beautiful to look at the clouds, to watch down and feel greater than all those people down there -but we can fall any moment. And when we fall, if we don't have somebody to catch us, -or rather, a co-pilot to save us- maybe we will have wasted our lives only in the air, never really having our feet on the ground.

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This was a very enjoyable film, speaking very much to today's mood and spirit and easy to watch.

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Love how it ended. An amazing movie.

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