About the Film
From Jason Reitman, the Oscar nominated director of Juno, comes Up in the Air, which has already been nominated for a Golden Globe as the Best Picture of the Year. This timely odyssey, starring George Clooney, follows a corporate downsizer and business class traveler who, after years of staying happily airborne, suddenly finds himself ready to land. Ryan has long been content with his unencumbered lifestyle lived out across America in airports, hotels and rental cars. Despite his millions of frequent flyer miles, he has nothing real to hold onto.
When he falls for a simpatico fellow traveler, he is faced with prospects, at once terrifying and exhilarating, of being grounded and must contemplate what it might actually mean to commit to another.
In its funny, rueful way, Up in the Air touches contemporary American notes few Hollywood movies acknowledge. – David Ansen, Newsweek