Max's Review of Up in the Air

  • 4 years ago via Movies on Facebook
    Up in the Air

    Up in the Air (2009)

    At first I was worried that this movie was all subtext becoming text, that it was a lot of stock characters representing arguments instead of people changing and connecting. But then I realized: that's the whole point. Ryan Bingham doesn't connect, as a way of coping, as a defense mechanism against his soulless job. He's all words and no heart. The whole script is so efficiently laced with the overarching thematic structure that no line is thrown away, no shot wasted. The performances everywhere are rich and fascinating, and George Clooney's character is devastatingly relevant. Just a great movie, start to finish.

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