Frank Goode lives by himself in Elmira, NY, a recent widow with heart trouble, retired from a factory job, proud of having pushed his adult children toward success. In the summer, all four kids bail on a reunion, so, against doctor’s orders, Frank decides to surprise each with a visit. He sets out to see his artist son in New York City, his daughter the ad exec in Chicago, his son the conductor on tour and presently in Denver, and his daughter who’s a performer in Vegas. None are as he imagines or hopes. Will they let him see themselves as they are, and can this dad adapt? –IMDb
Reviews from Telluride and Toronto may have been mixed, but Jason Reitman's Up in the Air got a bit of a boost yesterday when the National
The film will be heartwarming to most family centered audience members. It is even a good holiday film. The problem is that it feels artificial when it tries to go for sentiment.
Though it was… read review