Saturday, December 26, 2009

Up in the Air

Up in the Air is a wonderful commentary on life, life choices and lifestyle. At the center of the film is a company that fires people for corporations. These folks spend the majority of their time on the road, or rather, in the air. The job requires a certain amount of emotional detachment, and their superstar is a master of just that. There is a plot line that I did not expect, that throws an emotional wrench in this man's life path. I'll leave it to the viewer to discover. This is a film that will make you think, will make you laugh, will make you cry. Beautifully shot, well acted, well edited, well done Mr Reitman.


2 Dollar Productions said...

Great review. This is the one movie I really want to see this season. Plan on catching it this coming weekend, and still need to see 'Avatar' on IMAX in 3-D too, Sherlock Holmes at some point, The Road, Crazy Heart . . . too many films. :)

Linda said...

2D~ I liked Up in the Air more than I expected to. On the other hand, I was disapointed with Sherlock Holmes. New Year's weekend I'll see more.

Ryan McNeil said...

I quite liked UP IN THE AIR, though not quite as much as I thought I would (That said, I think I was expecting near-perfection).

Thinking back, it felt like the final act left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth.