Up in the AirDVD - 2010
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wendybird Mar 24, 2010
This deserves all the attention brought to it, pre-Oscars. Clooney turns in his now-standard clever, beautifully delivered performance but somehow (and maybe this is a deliberate trick of the camera angles) seems smaller, slighter, diminished here. And where has co-star Vera Farmiga been all th... Read More »
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How am I supposed to go home as a man
and explain to my wife I lost my job?
On a stress level, I've heard that
losing your job is like a death in the family.
I feel more like
the people I worked with
were my family and I died.
I can't afford to be unemployed.
I have a house payment,
I have children.
I don't know how you can live
but I'm sure that you'll find a way
while the rest of us are suffering.
Who the fxxx are you, man?
Angry peons yell at hatchet man:
This is what I get in return for 30 years
of service for my company?
And they send some yo-yo like you
to try to tell me that I'm out of a job?
They should be telling you
you're out of a job.
You have a lot of gall, coming in here
and firing your No.1 producer.
Then you're going to go home tomorrow and make
more money than you've ever made in your life
and I'm going to go home
without a pay check. Fxxx you.
I guess you leave me dumbfounded.
I don't know where this is coming from.
George is George in this one. Nobody could've done this role better. I'll reserve comments about the women this time.
Kara Bingham: You're awfully isolated the way you live.
Ryan Bingham: Isolated? I'm surrounded!
Ryan Bingham: You know that moment when you look into somebody's eyes and you can feel them staring into your soul and the whole world goes quiet just for a second?
Natalie Keener: Yes.
Ryan Bingham: Right. Well, I don't.
Ryan Bingham: You know why kids love athletes?
Bob: Because they screw lingerie models.
Ryan Bingham: No, that's why we love athletes. Kids love them because they follow their dreams.
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With a job that has him traveling around the country firing people, Ryan Bingham leads an empty life out of a suitcase, until his company does the unexpected, and grounds him.
In this movie George Clooney is brilliant as a man who isolates himself from the hum drum of every day life. He decide to keep people at bay while being a traveling HR representative at a time when the HR department went to the people. This allows him to travel almost all year, missing family events, Christmas and other holidays.
Until his company hires a young female who makes him confront his unorthodox ways.
Comical, whimsical, poignant, this movie is really good.