ratbag’s review

“Up In The Air” manages to be entertaining and yet relevant at the same time. I can easily relate to the characters and situations in the movie — George Clooney’s characters enjoys flying, staying in characterless hotels, collecting Frequent Flyer’s Miles, fully utilising his travel budget, and enjoys his freedom and lack of family responsibilities. Anna Kendrick plays a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed recruit in the company — she reminded me of myself as a fresh grad, trying to apply the theoretical ideals that we learned from university to the (real) corporate world …

Jason Reitman manages to turn the otherwise depressing subject of downsizing, corporate greed, life choices, etc into an insightful, funny movie. It’s entertainment without explosions, and touching without the violins.

Recommended!