Five Favorite Films with Jason Reitman
Director of Up in the Air also talks to us about his personal Tomatometer.
It's no secret that director Jason Reitman comes from an established Hollywood pedigree, and while his father, Ivan Reitman (Stripes, Ghostbusters), is remembered most for his iconic 80s comedies, Jason is well on his way to making a similar name for himself with his edgy comedies of the aughts. Reitman burst onto the big screen in 2004 with a critically acclaimed satire, Thank You for Smoking, then followed that up in 2007 with the quirky, indie comedy Juno. The latter went on to win various awards, including the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for newcomer Diablo Cody's pop-slang heavy script, and jumpstarted the career of its star, Ellen Page.
This week, Reitman's latest effort, the George Clooney-powered Up in the Air, opens in limited release, and we were lucky enough to sit down with Jason for a friendly chat about his Five Favorite Films and his personal Tomatometer.
Election (1999, 93% Tomatometer)
Dr. Strangelove (1964, 100% Tomatometer)
Harold and Maude (1971, 84% Tomatometer)
Alien/Aliens (1979, 97% Tomatometer/1986, 100% Tomatometer)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986, 80% Tomatometer)
Next, Reitman muses about his personal Tomatometer and how his films have performed on RT.