Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Up in the Air

Saw a screening of Jason Reitman's new film, Up in the Air, recently and really enjoyed it.  It's always refreshing around this time of year to see fun and engaging adult dramas.  It is moving and thoughtful, but not too heavy.  In fact, there is actually quite a bit of humor injected into the story, both by the actors and the writer.  The direction is spot-on and the performances are very solid; Clooney is great as usual (though this time, unlike in Men Who Stare at Goats, he actually has a decent script to work with), and there are a lot of nice cameos. 

It's not perfect, but pretty darn good.  I would expect this one to be in the conversation when awards time rolls around.  It almost makes me want to fly...

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