David's Review of Up in the Air
Up in the Air(2009)
This was one of my favorite movies I've seen this year, possibly my favorite. George Clooney and Anna Kendrick really put on pretty spectacular performances throughout. I went into this movie with a lot of hype, but still loved it, despite the fact that it seemed to split the theater in love/hate.
As an emotionally detached robot myself, I really identified with the George Clooney character (and I look like him! Kidding...), so I'll freely admit that it made it more of a personal-like than a general like-like. I found Anna Kendrick's character to be as likable, if not more likable than Juno, without all the unrealistic dialogue that makes me think I'm living in a Dawson's Creek episode.
Generally, I have a problem with movies where "not a lot happens," and somehow, this still managed to entertain me from start to finish because I liked the characters and was so interested in the unique story.