Movie Review

26Dec09

Went to see a terrific film yesterday called Up in the Air. Here’s my review, which joins others on my Todd’s Movie Shorts page (see the link, above).

****  Up in the Air – Ryan Bingham hides from relationships in a career that takes him on the road. Putting even more distance between himself and real life than his record setting air travel is his job as a contract corporate slasher – George Clooney’s character calmly and pseudo-sympathetically does the dirty work of downsizing – one tragic worker at a time.

Eventually, reality comes calling, of course, and Bingham learns that a life without baggage is no life at all. Director Jason Reitman proves that a romantic comedy doesn’t have to be insipid – it can be powerful and subtle and still be commercially viable.

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