Up In The Air

Review – Up In The Air

I just watched Up In The Air directed by Juno director Jason Reitman. George Clooney plays a character that has shut him off from the world, he spends most of his life in hotels and flying across the country firing people.

This seems like a depressing subject but the film very funny in places and has that same dry wit you would expect from the director of Juno and thank you for smoking. Even with the dry wit and the cancer joke yes there is even a cancer joke aside this film runs deep delving into subjects I was not expecting to from the start of the film as you see Cloony’s character start to question his life and why he separates himself from the rest of the world.

A very good film but it has not made me want to rush out and tell everyone they had to see it. When it was released it obtained rave reviews and nominated for numerous awards, I really can’t see why. As well as this Vera Farmiga was nominated for an Oscar for this film. Her performance was not bad in any way it was good solid performance but I don’t think the roll she played demanded a huge amount of work or effort on her part. Clooney was defiantly the stand out performance of the film but I cant actually remember the last film he was in that he didn’t outshine everyone else on screen… batman maybe?

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