Thursday, January 28, 2010

Up In The Air (2009)

Up In The Air (2009)
Director : Jason Reitman
Cast : George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman
Tagline : The story of a man ready to make connection

With Thank You For Smoking and Juno as his previous works, Reitman's next feature is definitely being waited with expectations and I say he trumped it with this nicely made feature. With the right economic climate now which I am sure the movie will touch many, it centres around Clooney's character who works as someone who fires people from their job.

Clooney never fails to sizzle the screen given the good scripts and directors (sans the action thriller he did with Nicole Kidman and a few more... oh, who can forget the Batman???). Farmiga is really attractive here and will spur me to look for her previous works. Kendrick did a good job as the newbie in the industry. No wonder the cast filled the nominations in film festival.

Quote 1 :
Ryan Bingham: [on getting through airport security] Never get behind old people. Their bodies are littered with hidden metal and they never seem to appreciate how little time they have left. Bingo, Asians. They pack light, travel efficiently, and they have a thing for slip on shoes. Gotta love 'em.
Natalie Keener: That's racist.
Ryan Bingham: I'm like my mother, I stereotype. It's faster.

Quote 2 (while firing people) :
Ryan Bingham: Anybody who ever built an empire, or changed the world, sat where you are now. And it's *because* they sat there that they were able to do it.

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