From Jason Reitman, the Oscar®-nominated director of Juno, comes a comedy starring George Clooney as Ryan Bingham, a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he’s met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams. —TIFF
Jason Reitman (born October 19, 1977) is an Academy Award-nominated Canadian-born/American-based film director, screenwriter, producer and actor, best known for directing the films Thank You for Smoking (2006), Juno (2007), and Up in the Air (2009).
Reitman was born in Montreal, Quebec, the first of three children of comedy director Ivan Reitman and actress Geneviève Robert, sometimes billed as Geneviève Deloir. He has two younger sisters, Catherine and Caroline. His father, Ivan, directed the successful films Ghostbusters, Stripes, and Kindergarten Cop. Jason described his childhood self as “a loser… a movie geek… [and] shy.” In the late 1980s, Reitman began appearing in small acting parts and serving as a production assistant on his father’s films. He spent time in the editing rooms of his father’s movies, learning the process. Throughout his 20s, instead of accepting offers to make commercial feature films, Reitman began… read more
This is my favorite Jason Reitman movie, it's much more intelligent and mature than Thank You For Smoking and doesn't suffer from "Diablo Cody-isms" of Young Adult and Juno.
George Clooney is that actor that can only act in a certain way - I don't like it. Vera Farmiga is great, but the real star here is Anna Kendrick, whose inner light and wit makes Up In The Air watchable. An extremely boring film, too ironic to be likable. Although the Academy disagrees with me, this was one of the most forgettable pictures of the year 2009. Only Kendrick manages to save it from total boredom. 2/5
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I feared to run into another shallow RomCom when I went to see Up in the Air, but the good reviews and George Clooney convinced me and I did not regret it. A sort of road movie in the air, Up in the… read review
I really eat up focused character dramas and this is an excellent one that stands strong through multiple viewings. Ryan Bingham is flat out a great character and George Clooney gives a superb, understated… read review
Malgré ses acteurs (Clooney et ses mimiques incessantes toutes faites en fixant la caméra, qui endosse un rôle qui lui va comme un gant tout en en faisant trois tonnes), Reitman signe une comédie assez… read review