Up in the Air

(USA, 2009, 109 minutes)

A corporate downsizer who spends most of his year travelling and lives out of a carry-on bag finds his jet-setting lifestyle may be about to end when a newly hired executive suggests the firings could be made by video-conferencing. What starts out as breezy comedy with some satirical barbs becomes fully-fledged bitter-sweet character study as it moves forward, carried by a perfectly cast lead whose performance is so attuned to the film's subtle mood shifts that it looks effortless.

Paramount Pictures presents, in association with Cold Spring Pictures and DW Studios, a Montecito Picture Company production in association with Rickshaw Productions and Right of Way Films.
Starring George Clooney; Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, Danny McBride, Melanie Lynskey, Amy Morton, Sam Elliott, J. K. Simmons, Zach Galifianakis, Chris Lowell. 
Directed by Jason Reitman; produced by Daniel Dubiecki, Jeffrey Clifford, Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman; screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, based on the novel by Walter Kirn, Up in the Air; music by Rolfe Kent; director of photography (DeLuxe), Eric Steelberg; production designer, Steve Saklad; costume designer, Danny Glicker; film editor, Dana E. Glauberman. 


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