That said, he’s a pretty isolated guy, proudly unrooted. In this role, Clooney shows, once again, why he is one of the more sought after actors on the planet. Not a feel-good movie. Was in theater three times so liked it. It’s surprising -- and that doesn’t happen often in the movies these days. American Airlines feels like a “proud sponsor” of the film since its logo is visible nearly every time the main character has to travel. Vera Farmiga provided a very subtle and sexy work in here but I expected more. 47:00 Natalie wants to crash the party too. ‘The important moments in your life… were you alone?’ With a lot of spoilers. Main character Ryan is a decent man trying to do a very difficult job: firing people. 73:00 Ryan and Alex break into the school. Who do you think the movie is trying to reach? Does it make him a bad guy or good? I just saw it yesterday, and since it's been out a year, I thought I'd talk about it - specifically about its protagonist, Ryan Bingham, played by George Clooney. September 20, 2010 @ 8:35 pm Nice review, check out mine when you can! Based on a bestselling novel by Walter Kirn, Jason Reitman's film is literary without being self-consciously so. It may seem like a formulaic romantic comedy. His life is devoted to visiting other people's offices, and firing them. A phone call: Jim’s having a meltdown. UP IN THE AIR is by no means perfect. Only District 9 could beat it. George Clooney and Anna Kendrick had wonderful chemistry. Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. Alex meets Natalie. Also, the movie is undeniably great that discussed layoffs. Its comedy is amazing. He wakes up… he feels cheap – ‘i really like you’. Still, despite its heavy themes, strong language (including "s--t" and "f--k"), and some sexual interplay between characters (including brief rear nudity), it has enormous empathy and insight that may resonate with older teens who are trying to grapple with and understand increasingly complex issues. All rights reserved. “I really like you.”. Thomas Angelo, Great movie. Parents and caregivers: Set limits for violence and more with Plus. I think Clooney did the part justice, but it was a-typical role for him…, I just wished I liked the film more, I certainly wanted too…, January 30, 2010 @ 9:43 pm I liked this movie personally. After reading Thomas Glave’s Flying, I felt the satisfaction of having read a good story that I have not in a while. The simple indie rock score worked perfectly for a film like Juno but here it simply didn’t ‘gel’ for me. How much does your life weigh? Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. 06:30 George gets an invitation for his sister Kara’s wedding. Jessica Jameson, Up In The Air was the best movie I had seen in a while, I can say its the best in even maybe 5 years time – it gave me sooooo much mentally and Georg Clooney put the icing on the cake in this movie :), September 1, 2010 @ 11:45 am At IMDb you can find a good narrative story outline for this film. Up in the air. 61:30 Gregory says they can do a few more, everyone – they’re going home. 07:30 Dallas: Ryan and Alex meet for the first time, sparks fly. Thoroughly enjoyed it. He spends 270 days a year in the air; airports and planes and hotels are home to him. And while both agree relationships complicate their lives; they alter their flight schedules so they can happen into one another for fleeting sex and camaraderie. The vulnerability he displays with Farmiga, a worthy female counterpart, convinces but doesn’t overplay. Ryan wants to get a certain number of miles – it seems they both are turned on by elite status. See our. A woman is briefly shown naked from behind, with nothing on but a necktie wrapped around her waist. Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners. December 20, 2009 @ 9:04 am Jamie, Just watched it and it was a very quiet film with good writing and excellent performances. 36:00 Wichita: Natalie tries to fire a woman: she threatens to jump off the nearest bridge. A guy who is in control, but is slightly crazy. 27:30 St Louis: Ryan gets a Phone call from Alex. 64:30 Moves onto the next stage – gets on the plane to his see his sister. Social drinking at bars and parties; at one point, a group of revelers is happily intoxicated. It stands to be a tidy sum of money when you stop to think the amount of layoffs occurring this day and age and that Ryan has nearly accumulated 10,000,000 air miles. See something that needs to be addressed? That’s right what goes around comes around. I definitely see a nomination or 3. To start, it hits screenplay mileposts a little too on the nose, like an A student raising his hand for yet another crack at an answer we know he'll get. Clooney performed well in this movie. 96:30 Redundancy victims about what they’re living for. May 10, 2010 @ 6:21 am Katy. I’ve loved this movie. A corny style office party… good times! Isolated? 40:00 ‘We are not swans… we’re sharks.’ Searching for streaming and purchasing options ... Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. She and her lover kiss and tussle in bed. 94:00 Gregory tells him the woman committed suicide… Natalie quit. And he’s not far off. 5 Tips to Make Family Movie Night a Success. 16:00 Introducing Natalie and GLOCAL’s new technology: firing by internet. Only now, at the time of publication, I realize this is an excellent title for Valentine’s Day (though published one day late). 11:30 They have got to do this again – they hit up their computers… It’s a date! Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gave the film an approval rating of 91% based on 285 reviews, with a rating average of 8.14/10. Nursing. Don’t be fooled by the trailers for Up in the Air.It may seem like a formulaic romantic comedy. I was worried the first 10 minutes that "UITA" would be a bit of a snoozer, but the action really kicked in when Anna Kendrick's character came i... Feel-good Cruise flick; racier than you remember. 95:00 Ryan gives Natalie an amazing reference. Natalie feels it… it’s harsh. It suggests that in these challenging times, connection may just be the way to survive. Does he enjoy it? Natalie and Ryan happy in relationships. Wondering if Up in the Air is OK for your kids? A man is briefly shown toting a firearm in an imaginary sequence. I kinda liked how Reitman introduced the characters in the first half, the brilliant part of the film but in the 2nd half was a total…meh. It’s not. 55:00 Big argument with Natalie, he falls into the water to catch the photo and blows it dry. 99:00 The End. Movie Review: Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)Movie Review: Fantasy Island (2020)Movie Review: Snatched (2017)Movie Review: Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)Movie Review: ABCs of Death 2 (2014)Movie Review: Life After Beth (2014)Movie Review: The Possession of Michael King (2014), December 6, 2009 @ 5:32 pm 84:00 Ryan takes whiskey out of the fridge. 28:30 Ryan shows Natalie how to fire, face to face. Add your ratingSee all 15 parent reviews. 14:30 Omaha: at his flat, neighbor gives him the cardboard cut out of Jim and Julie. Being such a fine movie, I can’t imagine it won’t earn a nod or two . Now looking at the analysis, it is clear the writers have a different view: Ryan does change, as his words at the end of Act Two demonstrate. December 11, 2009 @ 9:19 am I'm an old, miserable fart set in his ways. 35:00 Ryan and Natalie get a picture with the cardboard cut out at an airport. Miwa Portnoy, Hell yeah! When he’s not on the motivational circuit, extolling the virtues of carrying a lightly packed symbolic backpack -- both objects and people can weigh you down, you see -- he’s zigzagging the country to assist companies in firing their workers. 2012;42(1):34-35.. 50:00 Ryan gives Alex the key to his place, he might be opening up. We found the characters to be interesting and the movie enjoyable. She is wholly more complex than she lets on and the chemistry between the two is rather fresh and striking. 70:30 Ryan and Jim bond. Literary Analysis and Methods. For adults. Leaves you disappointed with the ove... No real point to this movie. Seen it only once, but have a strong impressions for a long time. 34:00 Text chat with Ryan and Woman. I’m surrounded. 08:30 They compare club cards. Parents need to know that director Jason Reitman's thoughtful drama about a man (played by George Clooney) who fires people for a living (criss-crossing the country by plane to do so) examines uncomfortable, grown-up truths both timely (unemployment, financial stress) and perennial -- family dysfunction and loneliness. We weren’t sure if we would enjoy this movie since it dealt with people getting fired, however, we were pleasantly surprised. 13:00 Sister Kara wants him to take a photo of them both on his holidays. What I liked the most about this film was the thematic question “do we need to be in a relationship to be happy?”, which is a question all of us sooner or later face. 21:30 Gregory wants Ryan to show her the ropes. I didn’t find it particularly interesting or engaging for me to give it high marks. 32:00 Dinner with Natalie. 65:30 Ryan asks Alex to be his +1 October 5, 2010 @ 4:45 am Alex Goran (Vera Farmiga) is a constant traveler too, finding herself living out of a suitcase most days of the year.