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All audience reviews of Up In the Air

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    Manu Agrawal (50 DM Points)

    Desimartini | Updated - June 16, 2010 22:42 PM IST
    3.1DM (85 ratings)
    Up In the AirWatch trailerRelease date : February 19, 2010

    There is something about George Clooney which makes you sit up and notice. Be it the stylish crook act in Oceans series, or even the stupid and slanderous Harry from Burn after Reading. (Bruce Wayne was an exception, though) Here, as the suave, baggage-free Bingham, he brings up a stellar performance yet again.Ryan (Clooney) fires people for a living. He excels in the task, handing out false assurances and pink slips with ease. In addition, he is also a motivational speaker, inspiring people to lead lives free of relationships, much like him. Ryan lives out of a suitcase, shuttling between cities and spending most of his time in flights, airplanes and hotel rooms. On one of his trips, he meets Alex (Vera Farmiga), who shares most of his ideals, and they start an affair.Meanwhile, CTC (Ryans firm) has hired a fresh graduate Natalie, who starts threatening Binghams way of life with her proposition of firing people over the internet - thus cutting costs and grounding termination agents like Bingham in the process. To acquaint Natalie with their business, Ryans boss asks him to take Natalie with him on the next few assignments. Soon Ryan starts questioning his lifestyle, while Natalie tries to cope up with the stress of firing people.At the onset, the film immediately reminds you of the directors previous venture, Thank you for smoking with both the protagonists being men you would love to hate. However, this movie carries a lot of subliminal messages it depicts the life of a person who chooses to be aloof, and enjoys the anonymity that comes with it. On another level, it tells the story of a man obsessed with the single minded goal of collecting travellers miles. On yet another track, it portrays the anguish of a man who feels cheated once he finally decides to fall in love.The movie tries to symbolize contemporary times, with the recent recession taking away a lot of jobs, and the self-obsessed lifestyle of corporate America. The cast does complete justice to the theme, with Kendrick being realistic with her depiction of a young lady making bad career decisions for love, and the chemistry between Clooney and Farmiga is sizzling (look out for their first scene together, where both of them try to outwit the other).This movie is a must watch, but clearly not one of the directors best.

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  • Krishni


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    Rated 4.5December 15, 2010

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  • Varun


    124 Reviews , 11 Followers
    Rated 3.5August 15, 2010

    A loveable firing man

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  • Kartik Ramaswamy

    Kartik Ramaswamy

    12 Reviews
    Rated 4.5July 07, 2010

    You are an escape - A Parantheses!!!!

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  • Arpit Jain

    Arpit Jain

    14 Reviews
    Rated 4.0July 05, 2010

    You were fired, go watch this movie.

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